Harry Atkinson

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Harry Atkinson

 

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Croydon branch

Died: 17 August 1916

 

Harry John Atkinson was born in Dulwich on 9 July 1894, the son of George Atkinson, a tea dealer, and his wife Agnes Isabella. He was educated at Alleyn's School in London, where he was a prefect and house captain.

In August 1912, when Atkinson was 18, he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank. He also joined the bank's staff sports club. Two years later, in August 1914, Atkinson left his job as a clerk at the bank's Croydon branch to serve in the army. By the time of his death in 1916 he was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

Second Lieutenant Henry Atkinson was killed in action in France on 17 August 1916. He was 22 years old.

 

 

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