Andrew was born in 1891 in Barrow-upon-Soar and was baptised on 1.3.1891 at St. Saviour’s Church, Leicester. His parents were George Addison, a tailor, and Louisa (nee Smith). He was one of ten children –
Agnes Louise Marion 1879
Ethel Florence 1880
George Frederick 1882
Archibald Henry 1884
Harold Arthur 1887
Leonard Phillip 1889
Andrew Frank 1891
Albert Edward 1893
Harry Sidney 1897
In the 1891 census the family lived in Mornington St, Leicester. In the 1901 census they were at 16 St. Saviours Rd.
In the 1911 census they lived at 10 Lancaster Rd.
Andrew was Corporal 25417 in the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on 27.1.1917 in France and Flanders and buried in Vermelles British cemetery. He is also commemorated on the family grave in Welford Rd. cemetery, Leicester (cons D 226) and at St. Margaret’s church.
The war diary for 27.1.1917 records that the Battalion relieved the 2nd Sherwood Foresters in the front line, the relief being completed by
11.30 pm. The dispositions were Right A Company, Centre B Company, Left C Company, Support D Company. -?- activity at gaps in enemy wire opposite N&S Craters which gaps our Lewis guns swept at night. Enemy extremely quiet. At 8.15 pm Operational Order number 133 received with further details of the raid. Casualities, 2 other ranks of C Company wounded.