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George Richard ADDISON

Regimental number1078
Date of birth20 January 1870
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSlaughterman
AddressLand Slaughter Yards, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinCatherine Elizabeth Addison, Land Slaughter Yards, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916
Discharge date26 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to hospital, Helouan, 22 December 1915. Discharged to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital for Medical Board, 9 February 1916. Board found chronic rheumatism, marked debility, and recommended discharge on pension with review in 12 months.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Argyllshire', 3 March 1916 (rheumatism and jaundice); Medical Board, Brisbane, 17 April 1916, concluded: 'Chronic rheumatism, marked debility'; discharged, Brisbane, 26 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1930
Age at death55
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADDISON George Richard

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