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Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________

ATKINSON, Frank Sergeant 10942 2nd Btn DLI

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Yarm1914 believe that Frank was born in Eaglescliffe in 1895 to Thomas aged 30 and Florence aged 30. Florence Elizabeth Leggett from Lowestoft had married Thomas, a signalman in Stockton in 1885. By 1901 the Atkinsons had 9 children, Annie 14, Thomas 12, Herbert 10, Edith 9, Frank 6, Elizabeth 4, Marjory 3, John 1 and William had just been born. By 1911 Thomas had moved to 17 Newlands Road in Egglescliffe and John was a labourer in Whinstones quarry working above ground. Frank signed up in 1910 to the DLI claiming to be a gardner from Eaglescliffe aged 18.The second batallion of the regular army landed at St Nazire in France on 10 September 1914. Frank was killed in action on 9 Aug 1915 and recorded his father Thomas as his next of kin.

He is remembered on the war memorial in the Methodist Church in Yarm and the Preston-on-Tees memorial.

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.