Service Details
Name:
ATKINSON
Given Name:
FREDERICK MAYNARD
Initials:
F M
Service No:
4858
Rank:
Lance Corporal
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Regiment:
South African Infantry
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Unit:
1st Regt.
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Unit 2:
"A" Coy.
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Date of Death:
1916-10-18
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Age:
22
Cause of Death:
Missing in action. On the 18th October 1916, at 3.40 am, three companies of the 1st S.A.I. attacked Snag and Tail Trenches. The B Coy failed to realize that they had reached Snag Trench and continued beyond it. They had lost touch with their flanks and only some men succeeded to come back. Only a block was established at 50 metres of The Pimple. The D Company launched an attack at 5.45 pm and Snag Trench was occupied but the machine-gun fire from the Butte de Warlencourt took a heavy toll, leaving a small group in the trench.
Additional
Information:
Son of Frederick William and Henrietta Elizabeth Atkinson, of Middle Avenue, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
France
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Locality:
Somme
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Cemetery:
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Pier and Face 4 C.

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