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28/01/2020 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.
28/01/2020 From the Ulster Gazette and Armagh Standard dated 25 Aug. 1944:
28/01/2020 Corporal Frederick William Atkinson is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
28/01/2020 Corporal Frederick Atkinson is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery. Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France.
28/01/2020 A newspaper reports that his father was living in Blackwatertown at the time of his death.
28/01/2020 Frederick had only been married for a few months before being killed.
28/01/2020 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.
28/01/2020 Frederick Atkinson enlisted prior to the outbreak of World War Two.
28/01/2020 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).
28/01/2020 Frederick William Atkinson was born on 25th March 1917. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Armagh area.
28/01/2020 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.
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