Atkinson, Welbury E. (Welby E. / W. E.) Photo
Rank Private
Service # 880087
Unit # 186th
Resident Howard Twsp.
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

Private W.E. Atkinson trained in Canada  with the 186th. Battalion, leaving Chatham as Corporal March 22nd, 1917. After a special course for N.C.O`s he went to France August 19th,  1917, and during severe fighting was gassed November 17th. He was admitted to hospital in England, and then again trained at Bramshott Camp with 2nd C.C.D. and from there was transferred to the 4th Res Battalion for duty on March 18th, 1918, was in training for about 3 months when he was transferred to a clerkship in Q.M.S. where he remained until he was transferred to Rhyl, Whale for discharging to Canada on February 9th,1919. Proceeded to Canada in S.S. Scotain and arrived at ondon arch 3rd, 1919, was given 14 days leave and reported for duty March 17th.

Discharged at London March 22nd owing to demobilisation.



Sources Chatham Daily Planet (14-09-1917), Botany Church Roll of Honour, IODE
Height 5' 8''
Eye Colour Blue
Age 29
Complexion Fair
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Howard Township
Religion Methodist
Last Place of Employment Dekalb, Illinois.
Average Earnings $4.00 per day
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted January 15th, 1916
Where Enlisted Ridgetown, Ontario
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Mary Atkinson, Ridgetown.

Notice something wrong with this record? Or, do you have something to add? Report it using our online form.

Add A Chatham-Kent Hero

Submit a C-K Veteran who served in WWI or WWIIAdd Hero