Regiment : H.M.S. Bayano Royal Marine Light Infantry
Service number : PO16352
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 11th March 1915 aged 21
Buried : Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England, Panel 9.
Relatives : Son of Thomas and Amelia Atkinson, 15 Willow St., Diglis, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Paul's Church
Also appears on : Worcester St Peter's in St Martin's Church. Worcester Guildhall.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for navy casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
On 11th March 1915 H.M.S. Bayano was on her way to Liverpool when she was intercepted ten miles off Corsewall Point by submarine U-27. The attack took place at 05.15 hours and the Bayano sank very rapidly. Only four officers and twenty two ratings were saved. Fourteen officers, including the ship’s commander, and one hundred and eighty one ratings were killed.
Thomas Atkinson has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.