Service Number: 22704
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Date of Death: 17 February 1917
Address: 4 Bugle Horn Hill, Ulverston
Cemetery: Puchevillers British; VI. C. 35.
Location: France; Somme
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Brother of James Atkinson of 4 Bugle Horn Hill, Ulverston, Lancs.
Isaac Atkinson was 38 years 5 months at his attestation which was signed on 20 November 1915, his trade was listed as labourer and his address was recorded as 4 Bugle Horn Hill, Ulverston. In the 1911 census Isaac is recorded as living at 46 The Gill, Ulverston.
Although attested in November 1915 Isaac's reckonable service didn't begin until 31 March 1916. Isaac was listed as being on home service from 1 April 1916 until 22 November 1916 when he was posted to France.
Isaac was wounded in action on 15 February 1917, he is recorded as having received gunshot wounds to his head, legs and right thigh, unfortunately Isaac died of his wounds two days later, on 17 February 1917.
James Atkinson chose to have his brother's grave in the Puchevillers British Cemetery on the Somme inscribed with the words 'Duty Nobly Done'.
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