Corporal Thomas Atkinson, GC

Corporal Thomas Atkinson, GCCorporal Thomas Atkinson was in charge of the mechanical transport when a truck caught fire at Jinsafut Camp, Palestine.   He organised the removal of the remainder of the mechanical transport to a point clear of the burning truck.

Without his initiative and energy in rallying the drivers and assisting them to move their trucks out of danger, the remainder of the transport would have caught fire as well and a general conflagration throughout the camp would have been inevitable.

Corporal Atkinson was subsequently indefatigable in his efforts to subdue the fire right up to the time he was severely burnt in endeavouring to save the life of one of his comrades.