ATKINSON, William Cpl.

William Atkinson was on the Accrington Observer list of men who went with the Chorley Pals for training at Caernarvon in February 1915 but is not on any medal rolls.

A William Atkinson is recorded as being born in the town during 1882 to James and Elizabeth Atkinson (nee Sumner), marrying Martha Jane Hamer at St. Laurence’s Church in 1904; they had one child, Nelly.

He was known to have lived at Gillibrand Walks and worked as a Piercer in a cotton mill, attending St. George’s Church.