Driver Clement Riggs Addis
Driver CR Addis (OW1910), of the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 21 August, received in France. He left Australia in August 1915, and spent eight months in Egypt. He then left for France, where he had several narrow escapes.
During the battle of Pozieres his horse was shot dead under him, while he was unscathed. After Pozieres, while going out of action, he was fatally wounded by a shell from a German aeroplane. In a letter received by the College in 1916, he stated that he "was very pleased to receive the Chronicle forwarded to him."
|First year at Wesley||1910|
|Unit enlisted||3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Reinforcements - Service Number 4711|
|Service details||Died of wounds from a shell from an aeroplane.|
|Date of death||21/08/1916 - 21 years of age|
|Unit details||3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Battery|
|Cemetery/Memorial place||Becourt Military Cemetery - Plot 1 Row O Grave 21|
Other references and additional information
- Wesley College Chronicle, December 1916 p.22
- The AIF Project
- Discovering ANZACS
- RSL Virtual War Memorial
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