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Rifleman Karl George Atkinson

The British Cyprus Memorial Trust
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Royal Ulster Rifles HQ Company

Wayne's Keep - Plot 25 Row B Grave 1

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Remembrance by: The British Cyprus Memorial Trust

Date added: 9 Jul 2009

Rifleman Karl George ATKINSON is one of the 372 British Servicemen who died on active service during the four-year Cyprus Emergency April 1 1955 to April 18 1959, and whose name is among those remembered with honour on the British Cyprus Memorial. A driver serving with HQ Company, Royal Ulster Rifles, 19-year-old National Serviceman Karl ‘Ginger’ Atkinson was killed on Thursday July 30 1958 when his vehicle left the road while travelling through the Greek-Cypriot village of Lysi. Investigators believed his truck’s windscreen was stoned by local youths, causing him to crash a few yards from the village’s water point. Although it was broad daylight no one in the village seems to have come to his aid and later no one admitted having seen the incident. His body was found later by a foot patrol. He is buried at Wayne’s Keep, the British military cemetery in Cyprus, Plot 25 Row B Grave 1.
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