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Sapper Arthur Kenneth Atkinson MM, 131400, 206th Field Company, Royal Engineers


Ivor Anderson

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Sapper Arthur Kenneth Atkinson MM, 131400, 206th Field Company, Royal Engineers

MM in LG 7th October 1918: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30940/supplement/11824

Son of Mrs. J Atkinson, of 27, Fishburn Terrace, Fishburn, Ferryhill, Co. Durham.

War & Victory medals only.

Died 'of accidental injuries' 3rd December 1918, aged 22. Buried Soumoy Communinal Cemetery, Belgium. 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/479981/arthur-kenneth-atkinson/

MM Index Card off TNA:

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Tribute watch currently for sale online (not by me). The engraving on the internal dust protector reads:

"PRESENTED TO SAPPER A.K. ATKINSON M.M. BY THE WORKMEN OF CHILTON COLLIERY. OCT. 19TH '18".

Weight: 97.8 gm. Diameter: 50 mm. Watch Case: Geneva Watch Case Company, Geneva. "TEMERAIRE". No 167646. Watch: Swiss Made, 16 Jewels. 

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 Atkinson's service papers are available on FMP and Ancestry

The Evenwood Parish Magazine reported as follows:

“Also for Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson of Ramshaw, whose son Sapper Arthur Kenneth, M.M., R.E., after going through safely four years of fighting, was killed in December 1918, by the explosion of a bomb whist clearing away debris

His MM trio and death Plaque were sold by by Lockdales in March 2015

catalogue entry 

Military Medal GV, BWM & Victory Medal, plus Death Plaque to 131400 Spr Arthur Kenneth Atkinson RE (MM to 206/FD: Coy RE). Died of accidental injuries 3/12/1918 while salvaging German ammunition. Buried Soumoy Communal Cemetery. Lived Fishburn, Ferryhill, Co. Durham. MM L/G 7/10/1918. Lot also includes original Memo forwarding his MM to his Mother 18th Sept 1919. EF

 

 

Ray

 

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Thanks Ray. A sad end to a MM winner who survived multiple actions. Baptised 6th Sept. 1896. Parents John & Margaret.

I see he was a blacksmith & joined up at Stockton on 17 August 1915:

https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1219&h=130734&tid=&pid=&queryId=7b714a70b385712fe2b84923e5d92149&usePUB=true&_phsrc=WWn20&_phstart=successSource

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