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Charles Glentworth Addison (1883–1923)

Charles Addison, c.1916

Charles Addison, c.1916

photo courtesy of Addison family collection

The death took place yesterday at a private hospital at Darlinghurst of Mr. Charles Glentworth Addison, Crown Prosecutor for the south-western district of New South Wales, at the age of 40 years. He was a son of the late Mr. G. W. F. Addison, for many years chief stipendiary magistrate, and of Mrs. Addison, of Kyarra, Hunter's Hill.

Mr. Addison, who was born in Sydney in June, 1883, was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1912. He read law with Mr. Wilfred Blacket, K.C., and was associated with him on behalf of the Government on the occasion of the Wheat Commission. For many years Mr. Addison acted as associate to the late Mr. Justice Pring.

In the early days of the war Mr. Addison and three of his brothers volunteered for service. He was invalided from Gallipoli to England, where later he received his commission, and continued service until the Armistice.

Mr. Addison was a member of the Australian Jockey Club, the Australian Club, and the Hunter's Hill Golf Club. He was unmarried.

He has left seven brothers and one sister. His brothers are Mr. G. C. Addison, chief industrial magistrate; Mr. L. M. Addison, registrar of probates; Mr. R. C. Addison, staff office, Bank of New South Wales; Mr. P. I. Addison, manager of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney at Maitland; Mr. Glentworth Addison, formerly C.P.S. at Parramatta; Mr. P. E. Addison, and Mr. L. W. Addison. His sister is Mrs. Mackinnon, wife of Dr. R.R.S. Mackinnon, of North Sydney.

The funeral, which will take place this afternoon at the Field of Mars Cemetery, will be preceded by a service at 3.15 p.m. at All Saints', Church of England, Hunter's Hill.

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'Addison, Charles Glentworth (1883–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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Charles Addison, c.1916

Charles Addison, c.1916

photo courtesy of Addison family collection

Life Summary [details]


18 June, 1883
Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2 December, 1923 (aged 40)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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