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Maddison, G., 2nd Lieut., 1918
In Meaulte Military Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of Second Lieutenant George Maddison, serving with the Norfolk Regiment, who died 28/08/1918.

The Newcastle Daily Chronicle 8/5/1922 carries the following:
"Will on a scrap of paper.
Durham Officer's foreboding of death.
Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Maddison, of 244 Sadler Street, Durham, who died on August 28, 1918, left gross estate of the value of 4,026. 3s.11d, with net personalty of 3,932.12s.5d. The will is dated July 3, 1918, is written on half a sheet of notepaper from Boulogne and addressed to Mr. W.G. Maddison, of 24, Old Elvet, Durham, in which he states: 'I have had a fearfully rough time since I have been out here and have been very lucky. My very first show, in November, I was the only officer in my battalion to come out, and since then all through the push I have had the same luck. But still I am afraid my luck cannot continue, and I think that this time I shall go under. In the case of anything happening to me, will you please inform Miss Doris Robinson, or Doris Villa, Hornchurch, Essex I wish to leave her all I possess. Will you please inform me as to how I make out my will to this effect, and pay all money due to me to the London, City and Midland Bank, Hampstead, N.W.' Letters of administration with this letter as will have been granted to Edward Henry Robinson, guardian of Doris Robinson, the residuary legatee (now a minor) until she attains 21 years of age."

George Maddison is remembered in Durham on D47.054 D47.125


The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Maddison

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