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Private Levi Addyman

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

Private L Addyman

 

Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917

Letters

Sapper E Russell says : 

I came across one of the boys I used to work with at the Gas Company. His name is Addyman. It is very nice to meet someone whom you know. The place we are now in is very nice - a good change from the roar of the guns.

 

Harrogate Herald - 10th October 1917

W H Breare letter

Another of my visitors has been Sapper E Russell, Divisional Signals Company, of 50 Albany Road. He is a son of Mr Russell, Gas Office, who was Masonic Hall keeper. He has two brothers who went out in December and January. He had seen Addyman, who worked with him at the Gas Office. Russell has been two years and four months on military service and nine months in France.

 

HH - 21st November 1917

Roll of Honour

Private L Addyman (Yorks Hussars), son of Mr & Mrs J Addyman, 23 Nydd Vale Terrace, Harrogate, was wounded in the face, neck, and back, and taken to No 1 Clearing Station, where he died on November 16th. He joined the Army nearly three years ago, and went to France about thirteen months ago. He was employed by the Harrogate Gas Company prior to enlisting.

 

Harrogate Herald - 21st November 1917

Roll of Honour

Gunner Addyman (RFA), brother of the deceased Private L Addyman, was wounded in France on the 24th October. He has been in the Army 2 1/2 years, and went to France two years ago next month. Another brother, 1st AM W Addyman, is in the RFC.

 

Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

Roll of Honour

The Chaplain, writing to the parents of Private L Addyman (Yorks Hussars), son of Mr & Mrs J Addyman, 23 Nydd Vale Terrace, Harrogate, says : 

"I send you my deepest sympathy in your great sorrow. He was taken worse after I wrote to you last on the 15th, and became unconscious towards evening. He was mercifully spared any pain, and passed away very peacefully at 5.30 on the morning of the 16th. I laid him to rest in our cemetery on Saturday afternoon, and my thoughts were with you and yours who were so far away. He is now at peace with a Saviour whose battle he has been bravely fighting out here, and has made the same great sacrifice as He who said, "Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends". I am quite sure that his sacrifice will be accepted, and that we may be certain that he has received his crown. He was so brave and patient all the time he was here, and never made any complaint. I am deeply sorry for you in your grief, and pray that God may bless and comfort you, and give you strength to bear the burden which has fallen upon you. With renewed sympathy and every kind wish".

His captain writing to Mrs Addyman, says : 

"Dear Mrs Addyman, I expect you will have heard the very sad news that your son, Private Addyman, has died of wounds received in action. Please accept our deepest sympathy with you in your great sorrow, which I know you will feel so deeply. He was wounded during a raid on the German lines at 9.15am on the 10th of November. He was taken to hospital, and died three or four hours later. He was hit in the spine, and would have been paralysed had he lived. I saw him in hospital on the evening of the 11th, and he was then quite conscious and free from pain. I spoke to him for a few minutes, and he was most cheerful and brave about everything. I asked if he had any messages to give, and he said that the chaplain had promised to write to you for him. I have known your son all the time he has been in France, and we are all most sorry to lose him, as he was always cheerful and a good soldier in every way. May it be some consolation to you to know that he died fighting for his country, and [ ] now he is in a far better world than this one".

 

Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

Photo - Private L Addyman, Yorkshire Hussars, son of Mr and Mrs J Addyman, 23 Nydd Vale Terrace, Harrogate, died of wounds on the 16th November.

 

Harrogate Herald - 11th December 1918

In loving memory of Private A E Addyman, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment , elder son of Mr and Mrs Addyman, who was killed in France October 9th, 1917. also Private L Addyman, 8th West Yorks, who died of wounds 10th [sic] November, 1917.

 

Harrogate Herald 17th November 1920

In loving memory of our dear sons, Private A Addyman, Duke of Wellington Regiment, killed in action 9th October, 1917, and Private L Addyman, West Yorks Regiment, died of wounds 16th November, 1917 From loving father, mother, sisters and brothers, 23 Nydd Vale Terrace.

 

SDGW

Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

9th Battalion

Private Levi Addyman (235715)

Enlisted : Harrogate

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 16th November 1917

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders

Notes : Formerly 3049, 2/1st Yorks Hussars

 

CWGC

In Memory of

L ADDYMAN

Private 235715 9th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Friday, 16th November 1917.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number: I. M. 31.

 

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