Second Lieutenant Wilfred Emmott Addison

Birth Date 28 March 1887
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Yass
Death Date 22 August 1915
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Second Lieutenant
Units

Wilfred Emmott Addison was born at Yass, New South Wales during 1887. He was educated at Singleton Grammar School. His parents were Glentworth Addison and Harriet Binning Addison. Four of his uncles and several of his cousins also saw active service with the Australian Imperial Force. At the outbreak of the First World War, Addison was working as an accountant at the Commercial Bank of Australia. He had some previous military experience as he had completed 10 months service with the 25th Scottish Rifles.Addison enlisted in the AIF on 23 December 1914 and his prior military service helped secure him a commission as a second lieutenant. Addison was assigned to the 18th Infantry Battalion and departed Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. Addison was stationed briefly in Egypt before deployment to Gallipoli. He was killed in action on 22 August 1915 during the landings at Suvla Bay. He died as part of a charge against Turkish positions on Hill 60. Wilfred Addison is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    22 August 1915
    Service
    Australian Imperial Force
    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Ceramic A40
    Date of Embarkation
    25 June 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1887-03-28
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date of death 1915-08-22

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