William Herbert Atkin

Stoker 1st Class SS/117201

H.M.S. "Black Prince.", Royal Navy

William Herbert Atkin died on Wednesday 31st May 1916, aged 24 years, and was remembered on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.

H.M.S. Black Prince was sunk during the Battle of Jutland, which took place in the North Sea during 31st May to 1st June 1916. He may have died alongside fellow Kirkby resident Amos Butler, who is also remembered on the War Memorial.


HMS Black Prince


He was born c1892 at Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. He was the son of Annie Atkin, who lived at  55 Clumber Street, East Kirkby, Nottingham, at the time of his death.



From the Jutland Roll of Honour - an index of the men listed in the Admiralty Registers of Killed and Wounded (class ADM 104) who died or were wounded at the Battle of Jutland. (Published 1998 by Stuart Tamblin)

ATKIN, William Herbert. Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy, SS117201, killed on the Black Prince 31st May 1916. ADM 104/147.



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