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Atkinson, A., Pte., 1916
On the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, is the name of 23/826 Private Alexander Atkinson, serving with the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who died 01/07/1916.

Morpeth Herald 04/08/1916 carries the following:

Mrs Neill, of Bowes Street, Blyth, has received the following letter from an officer of the Tyneside Scottish in regard to her missing brothers:-

“Dear Madam,- I am only too ready to furnish you with any information at hand about your two others, but I am afraid this is only too small. ... Private Alex Atkinson was reported wounded, but as you have not heard from him, and we have not been notified of his being in hospital, I am afraid there is little hope that he has escaped alive. ...”

Morpeth Herald 27/04/1917 carries the following:

Private Alex. Atkinson was ... killed on the same day [as] his brother, Private Walter Atkinson, N.F., of Bowes Street, Blyth.

He is remembered at Blyth on B42.24

The CWGC entry for Private Atkinson

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