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VC694   William Robert Fountains Addison

BORN   18 September 1883

DIED   7 January 1962   AGE   76

VC Won   9 April 1916   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Sanna-I-Yat, Mesopotamia, now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   The Reverend William Robert Fountains Addison   No.      

VC Issue No.   694   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Army Chaplain's Department attached to 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment


Now   Royal Army Chaplain's Department

Rank VC Won   Chaplain of the Forces, 4th Class (Captain)

Rank End Of Career   Chaplain of the Forces, 2nd Class (Lieutenant-Colonel)

Place Of Birth   Cranbrook, Kent, England

Place Of Death   The Beacon Nursing Home, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   11 January 1962

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 220346, Plot 22

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   3 August 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England

P  Addison Close, Coltishall, Norfolk

P  Named on the Patronage of Norwich Diocese board (Vicar 1938 - 58), prayer desk with brass plaque & 2 photo's at St John the Baptisit Church, Coltishall, Norfolk

P  Named on VC Memorial, Victoria Cross Grove, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

P  Addison Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

P  Addison Gardens, Odiham, Hampshire

P  Blue plaque, Dunleys Hill, North Warnbourough, Hampshire

By The Way…

The Reverand Addisons grave was refurbished in 2007

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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Thank You To The Late Kenneth Grey And The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade For Information On Their National Memorial Arboretum Garden

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