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Captain Norman Evans Atkinson

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 20th February 1915

W H Breare letter

The two sons of Mr Charles Atkinson (solicitor), Registrar of the County Court, have commissions in the 3rd West Yorks, I believe, "reserve".

 

Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917

A Spofforth man was a passenger on the Arcadian troopship, which was torpedoed, and sank in five minutes, with terrible losses. He arrived safe in Alexandria on April 28th, nearly half naked. The unfortunate men were met by officers and nurses, who saw to them being clothed and fed. He lost all his newly purchased kit for Egypt, which has been replaced, and shortly goes to some part of Palestine. Lt Norman Atkinson was on the same ship.

 

Harrogate Herald - 25th December 1918

W H Breare letter

Captain Norman Evans Atkinson, son of Mr and Mrs C E Atkinson, East Parade, Harrogate, was mobilised as a special reserve officer, and applied for a commission in the Regular Army about two years ago, and had one granted in the Indian Army. He was wounded in June, 1915, and mentioned in despatches the first time when he went back from England. He returned to France, and was mentioned a second time in despatches. He then went to India, and on the way was torpedoed, and in hospital four months. Then served on Suez Canal, and next sailed to Central India. Been adjutant of Wellesley's Rifles, and commanded them the last two months. Is on six months' sick leave at present, and it is not likely Captain Atkinson will go back to India. All his fellow officers mobilised at the same time as Captain Atkinson have fallen. He also holds the Mons Star.

 

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