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Vale Arthur Atkins DFC

Arthur Henry Chesterman Atkins DFC

Rowing Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Arthur Atkins DFC. Arthur passed away peacefully on 26 October 2022, aged 105 years.

Arthur rowed for Mercantile Rowing Club, and even though he was not a champion rower, he enjoyed racing for the club prior to and after World War II. Arthur studied accountancy and graduated in 1941. He then enlisted in the armed services for the World War.

His first win was the Australian Henley Regatta in 1937, and one of his last was after the war, winning an open eight at the Barwon River in 1946.

Arthur was a person who lived life to the full and was a great individual. Our sincere condolences go out to his daughter Mandy, his son Roderick and their families.