Arthur Jack ADDISON


ADDISON, Arthur Jack

Service Number: 1127
Enlisted: 9 February 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Leichhardt Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Brass finisher
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 22 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt Public School WW1 Supplementary Honour Roll, Leichhardt War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1127, 18th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1127, 18th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1127, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Cameron Lill

Arthur Jack Addison was born in 1888, at Balmain, New South Wales. He was the son of William West and Christian Mary Addison.

Addison attended Leichhardt Public School during his primary years and had a listed address of 13 Hathern-Street, Leichhardt Sydney. On leaving school, Addison went on to work as a brass finisher before enlisting with the AIF.

Addison enlisted on the 19th of February, 1915 at the age of 26. He was assigned to the 18th Infantry Battalion and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on 25th June, 1915 on the HMAT Ceramic A40.

Following basic training, Addison was sent to Gallipoli.

AIF records state that Addison was popular in his battalion.

Addison was reported killed in action in a charge near Hill 60 in the Gallipoli campaign by Private J. Lockard. The date of death was reported in AIF dispatches as “about Aug. 20th 1915”.