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VC459   Alfred Atkinson

BORN  6 February 1874

DIED   21 February 1900   AGE   26

VC Won   18 February 1900   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Battle Of Paardeberg

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Alfred Atkinson  No.   3264

VC Issue No.   459   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Green Howards

Now   The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Paardeberg, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Gruisbank British Cemetery, Paardeberg, nr Petrusberg, west of Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 August 1902

VC Presented   Registered post to his family on the 30 April 1902


Named on memorial at Gruisbank British Cemetery, Paardeberg, Free State, South Africa

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial outside Leeds City Art Gallery, Cetenary Square, Leeds, Yorkshire

P  Named on Anglo Boer War Yorkshire Memorial, near York Minster, York, Yorkshire

P  Named on Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment, Boer War Memorial, York

P  Atkinson Avenue, Richmond, Yorkshire

By The Way…

A road was named after him at the old barracks in Richmond, now nice residential properties

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



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VC 458
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VC Ephemera

The Second Boer War