Atkinson John (George)

NAME Atkinson John (according to contemporary photo & memorial stone and to Robin Knight in his biography “The Extraordinary Life of Mike Cumberlege SOE”)

George (according to Gavin Don’s text)

RANK IN GREECE

2nd Lt or full Lt

ON DEMOB

N/A – executed Athens, Feb 1943

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

N/K

PRISONER

N/K

UNIT IN GREECE & AEGEAN

RASC in Greece; SOE in Antiparos

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE & AEGEAN

Greece, Mar – Oct 1941

Antiparos, Dec 41 – Jan 42

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Greece – caique from Athens after capture at Kalamata & PoW at Piraeus

Returned to Antiparos as SOE agent in submarine HMS Triumph.  Captured, then sent to prison in Athens

POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

1941 – Piraeus

1942/43 – Athens

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

Sources:

1)  HMS Triumph Association

2)  Mail Online

For more information please email us at greekveterans@gmail.com and we will forward your request to our Archivist Noah Scott