Atkinson Joseph Pte 1054427
Name Atkinson Joseph
Army number 1054427
Date of birth 13/2/1903 - Blaydon (Royal Artillery records show 1904 in Gateshead).
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 5/6/1922, Regular 6/6 aged 18 at Newcastle. Discharged 14/12/1923 at Aldershot 3/28 under Para 366 (xvi) of KIng's Regulations. Rank Gunner - conduct Very Good. Re-Enlisted Durham Light Infantry 6/7/39. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch and posted to 1 TS 1/2/40, (See BW Book 358/6/81). Trf Pioneer Corps 21/11/1940, Posted 810(S) Company, Class A Release 5/10/1945.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade probably 1/9/1939
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Worked as a Cartman on original enlistment. Father - Gilbert Atkinson, 17, Miners' Lane, Gateshead.
Source table 1TS
The Royal Artillery Enlistment Book entry at the time of his discharge from the Regular Army in 1923 includes the text "CH/50 Board 3/1/24 Rejected" - the meaning of which is, at present, unknown.