Other names: James
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyHomeSt. Margaret's Church, Margaret MarshBushy Gate, Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, DorsetBalkans
Story: James Padfield was born in 1893 in the registration district of Shaftesbury. He was the son of Charles Padfield, a farm labourer, and Sarah Padfield. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was working as a farm labourer and living at Bushy Gate, Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Gloucestershire Regiment (Service No. 22361). He served in the Balkans and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died at home on 6th April 1919 and was buried in the main area in front of St. Margaret's Church, Margaret Marsh.