Rodham Home Atkinson was in the Talbot from 1926. He was the older brother of Maj Gen Sir Leonard Atkinson and uncle to Charles Atkinson. After Wellington he went into the hospitality business, and became the General Manager of the Totland Bay Hotel on the Isle of Wight. He was commissioned appropriately enough into the Royal Army Catering Corps during the Second World War.
He was initiated into the Lodge in 1951, a couple of years ahead of his brother, and preceded him into the Chair in 1960
He was a member of the Royal United Overseas League.