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Atkinson, Thomas Geoffrey

Death of P/O Atkinson on Active Service: Pilot Officer Geoffrey Atkinson who died in hospital while serving with the Central Mediterranean Forces was the only son of Mr. and Mrs G. W. Atkinson of Edenfield, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury. Educated at Kent College he matriculated at the age of fourteen and entered King’ s College, London, where in 1943 he passed with honours the final of the B.Sc. Engineering examination. Joining the R.A.F.V.R. in August 1943, he was quickly commissioned and last July proceeded to North Africa and later to Italy. Kentish Observer 07.09.1944

Biographical

Surname(s)Atkinson
First name(s)Thomas Geoffrey
Date of birth14 April 1924
Place of birthCanterbury
Family detailsSon of Gerald Whittingham Atkinson & Ruth Ann Atkinson of Canterbury
Previous educationKent College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1941-1943
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
QualificationsB.Sc. Hons, (Lond)
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service number158050
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
CampaignsNorth Africa and Italy
Date of death28/08/1944
Age at death20
Rank at deathPilot Officer
Place of deathItaly
Cause of deathDied on active service
Burial placeBari War Cemetery, Italy
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
NotesNote on student record: Pilot officer RAF died on Active Service August 1944
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Kentish Observer

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