Museum of the Manchester Regiment
The Men Behind the Medals

Joseph S. Addison

Joseph S. Addison :

Joseph S. Addison : British War Medal

British War Medal

Joseph was a member of the 7th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. He was given the service number 1648, which means he enlisted into this Territorial Force unit in around March 1913.

We don't know what Joseph's full-time job was, or where he lived.

When the First World War broke out in August 1914 Joseph was mobilised with the 7th Battalion and sent overseas. They went to Khartoum in Sudan in November 1914 and then took part in the invasion of Gallipoli, landing on the 6th May 1915.

Joseph seems to have stayed with the 7th Battalion at least until March 1917. In this month soldiers in Territorial Battalions were given new service numbers. The 7th Battalion was allowed to give its soldiers numbers between 275001 and 300000. Joseph's new number was 275003.

Joseph survived the war and was disembodied, or released from the Army, on the 21st February 1919. The rest of his life is a mystery.

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