Lance Corporal John Johnston Addison

John Johnston Addison enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders in England at the outbreak of the war, and for several months was initially fighting in Northern France and Belgium. He passed through the battle of Neuve Chapelle and other severe engagements unscathed. His hair had turned grey since the beginning of 1915.

In May 1915 he met an instantaneous death by the explosion of a German shell. "Jack" Addison, was well known throughout the Commonwealth as the winner of many tennis championships, some of them in partnership with Norman Brookes (OW1884). Ill-health alone prevented him attaining to Davis Cup ranks.

First year at Wesley 1898
Personal information Tennis player with Norman Brookes. Also attended to Prince Alfred, Adelaide until July 1897
Date enlisted Unknown
Unit enlisted Seaforth Highlanders - Service Number 2134
Service details Joined at outbreak and was in battle of Neuve Chapelle. Killed by a shell in the Battle of Aubers Ridge.
Date of death 09/05/1915 - 34 years of age
Unit details 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Cemetery/Memorial place Le Touret Memorial - Panel 38
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