|Anderson, Harry E.||Private||Canadian Amry||WWII|
|Atkinson, Glenn||U.S. Navy|
|Atkinson, Harland||U.S. Army||WWI|
|Atkinson, John Stewart||Corporal||U.S. Army||WWII|
|Atkinson, Leigh Kenneth||Private||Canadian Army||WWII|
|Atkinson, Maxine Margaret||Sergeant||Canadian Woman's Army Corps||WWII|
|Atkinson, Norman John||1st Canadian Depot Battalion||WWI|
|Atkinson, Ray Clarke||Co. Sergeant Major/WO II||Canadian Corps of Military Staff Clerks||WWII|
|Atkinson, Robert Allen||Sergeant||U.S. Army||WWII|
|Atkinson, Walter Sylvus||Corpsman||U.S. Navy||1932-36|
|Atkinson, Welbury E||Corporal||186th (Kent) Battalion||WWI|
|Atkinson, William Gordon||1st Canadian Depot Battalion||WWI|
|Atkinson, William John||9th Canadian Mounted Rifle Regiment||WWI|
|French, Frederick Clayton||Private||1st Canadian Depot Battalion||WWI|
|French, Frederick Nelson||Private||Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps||WWII|
|Garrett, Donald Lawrence||U.S. Army||WWII|
|Grocott, Sydney Walter||Company Sergeant Major||Canadian Army||WWII|
|McDonald, John Andrew||Private||Canadian Army||WWII|
|Spedowski, Jordan||U.S. Air Force||Vietnam, Desert Storm|
RELATIONS - Hdqrs. M.D. 1, London, Ont.
London, Ont., Aug.23--The first military band to play in the historic city of Rome after the liberation was the "Drums" of the famous Royal Canadian Regiment, according to an article in "The Red Patch", the newspaper of the British Eighth Army in Italy.
Composed chiefly of boys from Western Ontario, the band thrilled the citizens of the Eternal City as they paraded throughout the ancient thoroughfares that have resounded to the martial music bands down through the centuries.
The article was sent to Staff Sergeant Clarke Atkinson of Headquarters, Military District No. 1, London, Ont., by his brother-in-law, H.E. Anderson of Chatham , a drummer in this band. It states that the band was reorganized under the direction of Sgt. G.H. Mason of Toronto and Sgt. E.W. Farmer of Woodstock. Although the "Drums" were not on the war establishment of an assault battery in the invasion of Sicily the instruments were brought along anyway.
Under Sgt. T.W. Beales of St. Thomas as the Drum-Major they put on a 45-minute display of stationary playing and countermarching for the hundreds of Italians who surged around them with shouts of "Bravo!" and "Viva Il Canadese!"
|Clarke & Maxine Atkinson Marriage 1944||Earl Atkinson Jr. 1940 WWII||William Gordon Atkinson WWI|
|Leigh, Clarke & Stu Atkinson 1944 WWII||Harland Atkinson 1917 WWI||Harland Atkinson 1932-36|
|Robert Atkinson 1946 WWII||Harry Anderson WWII||Sid Grocott WWII|
|Frederick Clayton French WWI||Frederick Nelson French WWII|
|Welbury E Atkinson WWI|