Percival Edwin ADDEMS

ADDEMS, Percival Edwin

Service Number: 2333
Enlisted: 10 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, 31 January 1893
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Loxton, South Australia, 13 September 1929, aged 36 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2333, 5th Pioneer Battalion
14 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2333, 5th Pioneer Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Itria embarkation_ship_number: A53 public_note: ''
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2333, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Gassed. Mustard shell. Invalided to England on 16 May 1918
29 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2333, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Discharged at the 4th Military District as medically unfit due to gassing

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Enlisted at Millicetn, SA

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, William Charles Addems, Alfred Addems, Blanche Lessette Addems, Gertrude Lucy Annie Addems  and Raymond King Addems

On 30 March 1921 Percival married Lucy Jacquelin in the Parsonage South Terrace, Adelaide, SA. At the time of his death he was residing at Myrla

Commenced return to Australia on 9 December 1918 aboard HT Argyllshire disembarking on the 28 January 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal