1900 Feb 6. Born Eshowe, Zululand
1917 Apr 11. Enlisted. His next of kin ws his father Thomas R Atkinson of Johannisburg
1918 Feb 23. To be 2nd Lt, 3rd Class Air Mechanic W R K Atkinson
1920 Apr/Jun Married in London to Helena Raymont (later divorced)
1920 Aug 13 Joined ADRIC with service no 210
1920 Sep . Resigned ADRIC. No date is given in ADRIC register, but it appears to have been immediately after enlisting, so that he could take up a Short Service Commission
1920 Sep 21. SHORT SERVICE COMMISSIONS. The following officers are granted short service commissions' in the ranks stated, with effect from the dates indicated, retaining their seniority in the substantive rank last held by them prior to the grant of this commission, except where otherwise stated: — Flying Officers. William Roberts Kempton Atkinson.
1924 Dec 17. Posted to Heliopolis, Egypt
1925 Aug 28. The undermentioned Flying Officers are transferred to the Reserve, Class A: — William Roberts Kempton ATKINSON.
1927 Nov 16. Reserve of Air Force Officers. Flying Officer William. Roberts Kempton ATKINSON resigns his commission. His address is Florida Rd, Berea, Durban, South Africa.
1948 May 29 Married in Cape Provence to Reineira Horak Duminy
1970 Apr 30 Died in Cape Town . Wife was Reineira Horak Atkinson nee Duminy