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Robert Atkinson was born in Williamstown but was living in Cambrian Hill when he enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion on 15th October 1915. His Regimental No. was 4429. He was 22, single and a blacksmith. Later he was transferred to the seth Infantry Battalion , and on 14th July 1916 was killed in action in the trenches near Fromelles. He is buried in the Rue Petillon Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.
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