William Charles ADDEMS


ADDEMS, William Charles

Service Number: 6702
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 26 November 1890
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Gambier Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Tuberculosis, 4th London Convalescing Hospital, Denmark Hill, England, 7 August 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot XI, Row D, Grave 9 Interred on the 8 August 1917. Army Chaplain B.C. Wilson officiated. Funeral directors were Thos. Vigers of London, England and the coffin was made of good polished elm Headstone inscription reads: He gave his life for King and Country Resting in God
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6702, Cootamundra, New South Wales
17 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6702, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6702, 14th Infantry Battalion, SS Port Napier, Sydney
15 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 29th Infantry Battalion, From 14th Battalion
7 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6702, 29th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Mt Gambier Pictoria lHonour Roll RH Panel #92


Son of Alfred ADDEMS and Elizabeth nee TAYLOR

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred Addems and Ellizabeth Addems nee Taylor of Vansittart Park, Mt Gambier, SA. Brother of Harold Basil Addems who returned to Australia on 9 July 1919 having served with the 2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, Percival Edwin Addems who returned to Australia on 9 December 1918 having served with the 5th Pioneer Battalion, Alfred Addems, Blanche Lessette Addems, Gertrude Lucy Annie Addems and Raymond King Addems

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal