Mitcham Tooting Mercury
18th December, 1914
page 3, column 4 article heading “War Items”
Lance Corpl. J. Atterbury, who was serving with the East Surreys, was also killed at Ypres. He had been in the army seven years, most of it was spent in Ireland and celebrated his 26th birthday while on the way to the Front. the last letter his relatives, who live in Spencer Road, received from him, was on November 16th, and he then stated he was getting on alright. He was a member of a well-known Mitcham family, and was formerly emploted by Mr. Felows, oilman. A Christmas parcel was dispatched to him a few days before the sad news arrived. His brother, Driver G.T. Atterbury, of the R.F.A., volunteered at the outbreak of the war, and is now in Ireland. Both attended the old Mitcham schools, and Georges is well known in local football circles.