Atkinson, John "Burt" Burton (J. B.)

Rank Private
Service # A57282, A470388
Unit # R.C.A.F. #1 R. U.
Resident Chatham
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According to the CDN 13/03/45 Bert enlisted early in the war he appears on the “Muster Roll” of the 2nd Bn., Kent Regiment (MG), N.P.A.N. (date unknown). The father of Vickie (Brundritt of Rondeau). Bert was reported married and his wife Mae was living at 29 Park Ave., in Chatham while Bert was in the army.

He served as a Sgt. at BTC No. 12 in Chatham and for a time was stationed at Camp Borden. Served in Canada until August 14th, 1944.  He served as a Sgt. at BTC No. 12 in Chatham and for a time was stationed at Camp Borden [unidentified news article] L. Lucas  Wounded. The CDN 10/11/44 reported that Bert was serving overseas with the army. The CDN 13/03/45 wnet on to report that Bert had been wounded on the “Western Front”.

Transferred overseas and served in England and Germany. Was wounded in leg and hospitalized after returning to Canada.

Discharged October 2nd 1945.

Curators note: – My wife’s family were long time friends of Bert and Mae and over chats at their cottage the story was told that Bet had been on a reinforcement draft to France. After arriving he had spent the night in a barn, woke up in the morning and walked outside to be met by a German snippers rifle and a gun shot wound to his leg. Burt was stabilized and sent back to England to be operated on that day. They saved the leg but was unfit for further action.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources 2KRMR, (P) C-K Museum. C. Lucas unidentified news article.
Supplemental Information Appears on the ‘Muster Roll’ of the 2nd Bn., Kent Regiment (MG), N.P.A.N. (date unknown).
Birthplace Tilbury
Religion Protestant
Marital Status Married
When Enlisted 1940
Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. Verlyn

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