We received details of the life and service career of Fusilier Anthony Addis, from William Best, the husband of Anthony’s niece.
Fusilier Addis served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Italy and died in hospital of wounds suffered at the River Trigno at the end of October 1943. He would be re-interred a year later at Bari CWGC Cemetery.
“Tony (as he in later years called himself) was born on 1st July 1915 in the Parish of Knocknadona, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
22nd Oct 1943 – On this day, whilst attempting to cross the Trigno River, he is mortally wounded and is eventually transported back to an Army Hospital in Foggia.