Other names: Arthur Daniel
Locations in this story: Stour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetIndiaPoole, DorsetChristchurch, Hampshire
Story: Arthur Daniel Padfield was born on 10 Jun 1894 in Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Harry Padfield and Flora Emily Padfield (née Tucker). He spent much of his life, apart from Military Service, in and around Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted with the 1st/7th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 45318). He was at one time attached to the 1st Lancers and served on the North West Frontier of India. He was discharged on 3rd January 1920 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the India General Service Medal 1919 with Clasp Afghanistan (North West Frontier). The 1921 Census shows him living with his brother and parents at Foots Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, described as a Smallholder at Gears Farm, Cann. He married Dorothy Rose Pike at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, on 25th October 1921 and they had one daughter and by 1924 they were living at Gears Farm, Cann. Having moved to Poole, Dorset, by 1931 the 1939 Register gives his address as 17 Curtis Road, Poole, Dorset, working as a Landscape Gardener. His death was recorded at the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry on 1 Dec 1961 following which he was buried at Poole Town Cemetery.