Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameMajor George Bryan ATKINSON
Birth1879
Death1931
FatherRev Thomas ATKINSON (1840-1896)
MotherAnna Marion ISAAC (1845-1906)
SpouseNOEL
Notes for Major George Bryan ATKINSON
From the Ledbury Reporter and Guardian - January 10, 1931 -
                                            A Few Notes On An Interesting Career
 
The late Major George Bryan Atkinson of Raven's Hill, Newent, whose sudden death was announced last week, had and interesting career. He was the son of the Rev. Thomas Atkinson, Rector of Whiston, Yorks and grandson of Mr. Atkinson-Clark of Belford Hall, Northumberland.  His mother was a daughter of Mr. Isaac, of Boughton Park and the Old Bank, Worcester, where he has many realitives.
  Born in 1879 and educated at Stubbington and Charterhouse, he turned his attention to mining, and for many years worked at such well-know companies the Lena Gold Fields, the Spasshy Copper Mines, Russo-Asiatic Corporation.  For Siberian Properties Ltd., he spent some years at the Troitsk Mine in the Urals and the Orsk Mines on the Ockhosk Sea.
  At the outbreak of the Great War he was commisionedin the 3rd (Reserve) Batalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, and was at once sent by Lord Kitchener as Assistant Military Attache to the British Embassy at Petrograd, on account of his intimate knowlege of the Russian language and affairs.  Here he remained until the revolution broke out, when he rejoined his regiment and went to France.  After the Armistice he was given superintendence of a district near Lens, and mentioned in despatches. After some years acting in Canada for Lord Cowdroy and in Mexico he settled in Raven's Hill Newent, loving a country life and the pursuits and local interests of the district.
  He married the only daughter of Admiral Noel, a son of the late Colonel Noel (Royal Bodyguard), of Clanna Falls, Ledney.  The photograph of Major Atkinson was taken when he was choosing dogs for Captain Scott's last Polar Expedition
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