Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Joseph Addis (1888 - 1918)

Joseph Addis was born in Alveley on 15th September, 1888, and was baptised at the parish church on 3rd November. He was the son of Joseph Addis, a platelayer for the Great Western Railway, and his wife, Lucy. In 1888 they lived at Wood Cottage, Alveley and, by 1901, at No 1., Potter's Loade.

Joseph emigrated to Canada. When he attested for the Canadian Army in March 1916 he was living in Acadia Valley, Alberta and was working as a farmer.

Joseph died on 18th January, 1918 - probably while a prisoner of war. He is buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, a cemetery mainly consisting of reburials from POW camps across Germany.

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