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2719213   Corporal Frederick William Atkinson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/03/1917
Died: 02/08/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Frederick Atkinson was the second son of Joseph and Margaret Atkinson. He was born on 25th March 1917. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Armagh area. Frederick enlisted prior to the outbreak of World War Two. Corporal Frederick Atkinson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action at Normandy on 25th August 1944. Frederick had only been married for a few months before being killed.
Corporal Frederick William Atkinson
Further Information
Frederick Atkinson was the second son of Joseph and Margaret Atkinson. Joseph Atkinson and Margaret Beavers were married on 15th October 1913 in the district of Dungannon.
Frederick William Atkinson was born on 25th March 1917. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Armagh area.
Known family: Joseph Atkinson, Margaret Atkinson, Mary Atkinson (born 20th July 1914) Joseph Atkinson (born 20th November 1915), Frederick William Atkinson (born 25th March 1917, Armagh), Dorothy Atkinson (born 16th March 1919).
Frederick Atkinson enlisted prior to the outbreak of World War Two.
Corporal Frederick Atkinson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action at Normandy on 25th August 1944.
Frederick had only been married for a few months before being killed.
From the Ulster Gazette and Armagh Standard dated 25 Aug. 1944:
Frederick Atkinson was the 27 year old son of Mr Joseph Atkinson, Blackwatertown, Armagh, who had enlisted prior to the war. He had only been married for a few months before being killed in action on 02/08/1944.
A newspaper reports that his father was living in Blackwatertown at the time of his death.
Corporal Frederick Atkinson is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery. Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France.
Corporal Frederick William Atkinson is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Moy War Memorial Moy On Moy War Memorial 54.44698 -6.692635
2 Blackwatertown Moy Newspaper lists father in Blackwatertown 54.412228 -6.702548
References and Links
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1 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of F W Atkinson's gravestone can be purchased here
2 WW2 Guards in Bayeau Cemetery Various photos of F W Atkinson Grave. Photo by Peter 'Micky' Campbell
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020