Bernard Stainton Atkinson was the husband of Doris Atkinson, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, He was a native of Grange and was employed at the Barrow Paper Mills, before he enlisted into The Border Regiment.
He volunteered for airborne forces and went on Operation Market Garden with 12 Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment (Airborne).
28 Year old, Corporal Atkinson died on 25 September 1944. It is not known was he was shot or drowned whilst attempting to cross the river Rhine on the withdrawal from Arnhem. He was original given a field burial by Germans in the Dyke near Blauwe Kamer at Rhenen, Utrecht, 26 kilometres from Arnhem. Cpl Atkinson was later re-interned at Rhenen General Cemetery, along with other airborne soldiers who died in September 1944.
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Grave image supplied by John Geboers
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