Atkinson, William Ion

Regimental Number: 447972
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Machine Gun Corps

William was born in Westmoreland, England on February 2, 1870. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted in the Canadian Army in Calgary in December of 1915. William indicated that he was a widower, and a farmer by occupation. On July 1, 1916 at the Somme, William received brush burns to his left flank. This injury did not occur in action. In 1922, he filed on NW 34-78-5-W6 and SW 15-79-6-W6. William died on July 28, 1940.