Marsden Atkinson (1880-1918)

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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, MARSDEN, MSM. Staff Sergeant. No M2/021751. Army Service Corps. Born Shaw Mills near Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, on 12.12.1880. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Lived at 142 Brierley Wood, Marsden Road, Huddersfield, before moving to Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Worked as a motor engineer. Married. Enlisted November 1914. Killed by a shell near the Cloth Hall, Ypres, 12.4.1918. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 24.

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Marsden Atkinson

Another splendid example of family patriotism and self-sacrifice has come to our notice. Mrs Atkinson, a widow, of 142, Brierley Wood, Marsden Road, is justly proud that all her four sons are serving King and country. Reading from left to right their names are:-

Staff-sergeant Marsden Atkinson joined the Motor Transport Section in November, 1914. Was formerly a taxi-cab driver in Manchester. Is married and has three children.

Leading-seaman Robert Atkinson, of H.M.S. Caesar. Is married and has to children.

Driver Stanley Atkinson joined the 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade R.F.A. in March, and is now serving with the 17th Brigade.

Private Gladstone Atkinson joined the 3/5th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment in June 1915. Is married.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Staff Serjeant MARSDEN ATKINSON
  • regiment: Army Service Corps
  • died: Friday, April 12, 1918
  • age: 38 years
  • record ID: 98436

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