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Atkinson, Miles Linzee

Second Lieutenant Miles Linzee Atkinson, Tank Corps who was killed on November 20 was the only surviving son of Doctor Miles C. Atkinson of Leamington. Born in 1888 he was educated at Fettes and Emanuel College Cambridge. At school he was a fine athlete and was in the rugby football fifteen and the cricket eleven in 1905/6/7. In the last named year he also won the hurdles and was in the gymnasium eight. On going up to Emanuel he played at back for his University against Oxford in 1908 and 1909. After taking his degree he played for Surrey, the United Hospitals and St Thomas's Hospital. The Times, 28 November 1917


First name(s)Miles Linzee
Date of birth1888
Place of birthKenilworth
Family detailsSon of Miles Christopher Atkinson and Annie Atkinson, of 24, Kenilworth Rd, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Previous educationFettes College, Edinburgh; Cambridge University (1st M.B. Cambs)
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1910-1913
Dept / course2nd M.B. Camb.
Military unitTank Corps, 'E' Btn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death20 November 1917
Age at death29
Rank at death2nd Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeRibecourt British Cemetery, Nord France
Commemoration(s)Emmanuel College, Cambridge Roll of Honour; St. Thomas's Roll of Honour
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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