Born Beverley, 1893. Son of Jack and Elizabeth Addy, of 27, Well Lane, Beverley. He had two brother, William and John and a sister, Elizabeth.
A former Gardiner and Horse breaker. He enlisted in the 1st/1st East Riding Yeomanry on 29/03/1911. Enlisted at Beverley when war began, on 05/08/1914. Served with the East Riding Yeomanry. Posted to Egypt, on 27/10/1915. Returned home, on 12/07/1916. Awarded Good Conduct Badge, on 05/08/1916. Transferred to the Labour Corps, (14th Agricultural Company), on 11/03/1918.
Married Elizabeth Witty (1894-1949) at Howden, in September 1918. Died from Influenza, at York Military Hospital, just two months later, on 20/12/1918, aged 25. He had served in the army for 7 years and 237 days.
He is buried at Martins, Beverley.