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 Alfred Atkinson

Alfred Atkinson

Birth
Leeds, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 21 Feb 1900 (aged 26)
Perdeberg, Xhariep District Municipality, Free State, South Africa
Burial Perdeberg, Xhariep District Municipality, Free State, South Africa
Memorial ID 8543823 · View Source
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2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leeds, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, Green Howards, British Army. During the Battle of Paardeberg, South Africa, February 18, 1900, Sergeant Atkinson went out seven times under heavy and close fire to obtain water for the wounded. While returning after his seventh trip, he himself was wounded in the head and died a few days afterwards. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross received by his father on August 8, 1902.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 21 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8543823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Atkinson (6 Feb 1874–21 Feb 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8543823, citing Gruisbank British Cemetery, Perdeberg, Xhariep District Municipality, Free State, South Africa ; Maintained by Find A Grave .