Albert Padfield

Surname: Padfield
Other names: Albert
Other people in this story:
Charles Padfield
Sarah Maria Padfield née Mussell
Phoebe Maud Padfield née Coombes
James Padfield
Levi Padfield
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wandsworth, London
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Albert Padfield's birth was registered at Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1883, the son of Charles Padfield and Sarah Maria Padfield (née Mussell).  He lived his early life in Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He married Phoebe Maud Coombes at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23rd March 1911 and they went on to have one daughter.  Within weeks of his marriage he had moved to Wandsworth, London, to live with his brother-in-law.  He enlisted in December 1916 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer (Service No. 226294).  He served in France and Flanders and at some time transferred to the 312th Road Construction Company RE as a Lance Corporal (Service No. WR/40245).  He was discharged on 13th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  His wife and daughter had moved back to Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1918.  There is no record of him in the 1939 Register or of an obvious death record.

Albert's brothers Levi and James also served in the war, but James sadly died shortly after his discharge from the army in 1919.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
James Padfield
Levi Padfield