Atkins, R A
RUPERT ARTHUR ATKINS
Remembered with honour Caundry British Cemetery: Plot II, Row B, Grave 13.
He was entitled to the Victory and British War Medals, and died of sickness. Unfortunately, Rupert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing, and he appears to have no entry in Soldiers Died in the Great war 1914-1919.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Rupert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 December 1918.
Son of Daniel James and Emma Sarah (nee GLENISTER) ATKINS of Croxley Green, Herts.
His parents married 1893 in the Watford district. Emma died 9 February 1931 in Croxley Green aged 58, and was buried 13 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Daniel died 1 November 1937 in Croxley Green aged 65, and was buried 4 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Rupert was born 1898 in Watford. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 3 September 1907 to 27 January 1908.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford; with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit33rd Division Ammunition Column
Date of death24/11/1918
Age at death20
Place of death
NotesRupert is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery. His brother Harold died 17 November 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
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- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
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