Sunday, 19 July 2015

Atkinson, Richard - Private (57563)

Pte Richard Atkinson
20th Battalion,
Cheshire Regiment,
Died in Hospital in France 6th March 1917,
Buried Varennes Military Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

DID HIS "BIT" AT 41 - THE LATE RICHARD ATKINSON OF HASLINGDEN. 

Private letters just to had state that Mr. Richard Atkinson, of Mill Street, Haslingden, has died in hospital.
He was formerly a weaver at Sykeside Mill, had a wife and child, and was about 40 years of age.
He joined a labour battalion, which was sent to France.  He was connected with the Congregational Sunday School.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear Husband, Private Richard Atkinson who died in France, March 6th 1917.

"Christ shall clasp the broken chain,
Closer when we meet again,
Ever remembered and sadly missed."

From his loving Wife and Son James; also Father and Mother in law, Mr. and Mrs. James Ed Holden, 19 Heys Street, Haslingden.

"What pain he bore we cannot tell,
We never saw him die,
We only know he passed away,
And never said goodbye."

From his loving Wife and Son, also from Mr and Mrs. Holden, 19 Heys Street, Haslingden.

Richard Atkinson's Family Census - Click over Census to enlarge




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