Regiment: Queen's (Royal West Surrey Depot)
Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour
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William Addington was born in Eggbuckland, Devon, to Major Leonard Allen Addington and Laetitia Anne (Clark). He was educated at Sherborne School and after leaving in the 1870s joined the Army.
He served in several regiments, reaching the rank of Major in 1897. Although he retired in 1903 he rejoined the Royal West Surrey Regiment during WW1 and his medal card gives his address in 1918 as ‘Montrose’ Budleigh Salterton.
By 1911 he, his wife and younger daughter Stella were living at Stoneborough House, Budleigh Salterton where they stayed for a few years. William Leonard Addington died in 1919 in Exmouth and is buried in the Littleham Churchyard. However, his wife Augusta was buried in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moor Lane in 1942. Her address was given as Cotfield, Victoria Place where she had lived since around 1926.
He was a member of the renowned Addington family and great grandson of Henry Addington who was created Viscount Sidmouth after holding the office of Prime Minister in 1805. His son Leonard George Addington and brother Hiley Reginald Addington also served in WW1.
More detailed information on their Army careers are held in the Local History Room on the first floor of the Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton.
W.Addington is listed under 'Serving at Home' on the Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour.
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