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Basil Elmo Atkins

In memory of:

Captain Basil Elmo Atkins

February 25, 1917

Kut-El-Amara, Iraq

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

North Staffordshire Regiment

Additional Information


Son of J. Milner Atkins and Lilla E. Atkins, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Captain Atkins also served at Gallipoli. He was wounded four times.

Commemorated on Page 575 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BASRA MEMORIAL
Iraq

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The BASRA MEMORIAL, within Basra War Cemetery, is about 9 kilometres north-west of Basra, a town on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, 90 kilometres from its mouth in the Persian Gulf. The BASRA MEMORIAL consists of a roofed colonnade of white Indian stone, 80 metres long, with an obelisk 16 metres high as the central feature. The names are engraved on slate panels fixed to the wall behind the columns. More than 40,000 British, Indian and West African dead who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921, are commemorated here. Note: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission strongly advises that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should be contacted before attempting to visit Iraq. Their details are as follows:
Travel Advice Unit Consular Division Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
London, England
SW1A 2AF
Tel: 0207 008 0232/0233
Fax: 0207 008 0164

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Honor Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.

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