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Rev William Robert Fountaine Addison

Rev William Robert Fountaine Addison

Birth
Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England
Death 7 Jan 1962 (aged 78)
St Leonards, Hastings Borough, East Sussex, England
Burial Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Plot Plot 22.
Memorial ID 7711487 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kent, England, he served as a Chaplain in the British Army. In actions at Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia, on April 9, 1916, under heavy rifle and machine gun fire, Chaplain Addison carried a wounded man to the cover of a trench. He also assisted several others to the same cover, after binding up their wounds, plus encouraged the stretcher-bearers to go forward under heavy fire and collect the wounded. For prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross September 26, 1916. After the war he continued as a Senior Chaplain in the Army until 1938, when became a parish priest in Norfolk, England. With the outbreak of World War II, he returned to the Army and again served as Senior Chaplain to the British Forces. He died at age 78 in East Sussex, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7711487
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Robert Fountaine Addison (18 Sep 1883–7 Jan 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7711487, citing Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .