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Arthur Jack ADDISON

Regimental number1127
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, New South Wales
OccupationBrass finisher
Address13 Hathern Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 3.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Addison, Hathern Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 February 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death22 August 1915
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLP (Panel 60)
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William West and Christina Mary ADDISON, 13 Hathern Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales. Native of Balmain
Family/military connectionsCousins Capt Leslie Allen, Military Cross. Pte Kenneth Pride, Military Medal.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Reported missing between 21-22 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916, concluded: 'Reasonable to suppose dead'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADDISON Arthur Jack

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