Thomas William Sheridan ADDISON

ADDISON, Thomas William Sheridan

Service Number: 404571
Enlisted: 11 October 1940, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 21 May 1912
Home Town: St George, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk of Land & Petty Sessions
Died: Flying Battle, France, 12 August 1942, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Division 67, Row E, Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, St George Hospital Memorial Pavillion, Toowoomba Grammar School WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, 404571
11 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 404571, No. 50 Squadron (RAF), Brisbane, Queensland

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Sheridan Addison and Adria Scougall Addison, of Charleville, Queensland

Flight Sergeant Thomas Addison was an Air Observer/Navigator and crewmember of a No. 50 Squadron Royal Air Force Lancaster Bomber R5746 that left Royal Air Force Station Waddington and failed to return after an attack on a target at Le Havre in France on the night of 11th/12th August 1942. His father, residing at Edward Street, Charleville was advised by telegram on 17th August 1941 that he was missing as a result of air operations. His father was advised on 6th February 1943 that the International Red Cross Committee had received information from German sources that two members of Thomas Addison’s crew were confirmed killed on 12th August 1942.

Remembered with honour Roll of Honour Charleville