George Atkinson (c.1884-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

ATKINSON, GEORGE. Private. No G/66870. 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly No 31551 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Lived 27 Chapel Street, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs George Cock Limited, Longfield Dyeworks, Linthwaite. Embarked for France in May, 1917. Killed instantly by a shell, 31.7.1917, aged 33 years. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE 1 and 2, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 31.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission