Saturday, 3 June 2017

More on James Atkin of Willow Grove

Since I wrote my last blog entry on James Atkin of Willow Grove, Coburg I've been given some extra material, which I thought I'd share.

Robin Hood Rifles, South Africa.

James' grandson writes: 'The group photo of the Robin Hood Rifles as they were known is confirmed by an inscription in my grandfather's watch given to him by the officers mess when he returned home from South Africa to his family.'

He also writes: 'The inscription on the group photo shows him incorrectly in the top row. I believe that he is third from the right in the bottom row.'  

James' grandson has also sent two more photographs of James (Jim or Jimmy to the family). The first is taken on a football field somewhere in England. The second is a portrait of James Atkin in uniform.