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Full Name: Herbert Swainson Atkinson
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Herbert Swainson
Surname: Atkinson
War:
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:
  • 1414
  • 39718
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment:
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
Next of Kin:
  • Mr A. Atkinson (father), St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mrs Margaret Atkinson (mother), Saint Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address:
  • St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation:
  • New Zealand Contingent
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • 4th Contingent 8 Company
  • Headquarters, Ships' Adjutants
Embarkation Date:
  • 31 March 1900
  • 26 April 1917
Place of Embarkation:
  • Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Gymeric
  • Tofua
Destination:
  • South Africa
  • Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 62
Page on Nominal Roll: 3
Place of Death: Auckland New Zealand
Date of Death: 3 February 1927
Age at Death: 48
Year of Death: 1927
Cemetery Name: Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Block E Row 33 Plot 040
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Description of Image:
  • Photo of gravestone provided by Paul F. Baker.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Atkinson H. - Avery C.C. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source:
Further References: New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
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