Alfred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 9th April 1917; age: 37; KiA. during the first day of the Battle of Arras

Residence: 71, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Nurseryman Gardener for Mr. Roger Crompton Notcutt, at the Broughton Road Nurseries, Ipswich – for 28 years.

Alfred tried to join up in 1915, but was rejected. He then successfully attested under the Darby Scheme in 1916.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Alfred went out to France in December 1916.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 20892.

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion.

Formerly 35144, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Tilloy British Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Ann Slapp (formerly Addison), of 71, Richmond Road, Ipswich.




1881   15, Handford Cut, Ipswich.


Alfred was 7 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Jacob Addison, 34, a Labourer – in Brickfield, born Tuddenham St. Martin, Suffolk.

Lydia Addison (nee Addison), 31, born Tuddenham St. Martin.

Rachel Addison, 9, born Ipswich.

James Henry Addison, 8, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Addison, 5, born Ipswich.

Harriet Ellen Addison, 3, born Ipswich.


1891   15, Handford Cut – West, Ipswich.


Alfred was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Jacob, 44, a Jobbing Gardener.

Lydia, 41.

James, 18, a Bookbinder’s Apprentice.

Elizabeth, 15, a General Domestic Servant.

Harriet, 13.

Grace Emma Addison, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   37, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 20 years old, a Market Gardener. He was living with his father and step mother.

Jacob, 54, a Jobbing Gardener.

Clara Addison (nee Morris), 43, born Potterspury, Northamptonshire.


1911   71, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 30 years old, a Nurseryman – Gardener. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ann, 28.

Rose, 4.


Alfred’s mother, Lydia Addison died 1891, Ipswich. His step mother, Clara Addison died 1901, Ipswich and his father, Jacob Addison died in 1909, Ipswich.


In 1906, at Ipswich, Alfred married Ann Cracknell, born July 1882, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Rose Addison, born May 1906, Ipswich.


Probate to Ann Addison – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ann Slapp – widow.

In September 2008, Alfred’s Victory and British War medal were sent to auction at DNW Auctions, along with the Memorial Plaque and a photograph of Alfred. Estimated at £150 – £180. The Lot was sold for £150.

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