Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 1

Charles Padfield

Surname: Padfield
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
John Charles Padfield
Mary Elizabeth Padfield née Maidment
Florence Ethel Padfield née Galpin
Edwin Padfield
Alfred George Padfield
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. James, Shaftesbury
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury
Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury

Charles Padfield was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1st May 1884 and baptised at St. James Church on 15 Jun 1884 the son of John Charles Padfield and Mary Elizabeth Padfield (née Maidment).  He lived all his early years in and around St. James, Shaftesbury.  He married Florence Ethel Galpin in Shaftesbury in 1908.  They went on to have three children. 

Charles enlisted in February 1911 with the 4th (86th Provisional) Battalion (Territorial Force) as a Private (Service No. 4892).   He was embodied at the outbreak of war (Service No. 1362) and was eventually discharged on 27th February 1916 having completed the five year term of his engagement.  He re-enlisted 19th August 1916 and served with the 5th (Service) Battalion  (Service No. 202498) and was finally demobilized on 20th March 1919.  There is no indication from the limited records available that he served anywhere other than the UK.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  On discharge he gave 5 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, as his address though by the 1921 Census this had changed to 7 Salisbury Street from where he was working as a Painter and Paperhanger.  By 1939 he had moved to 89 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, now described as a House Painter.   When he died on 2nd February 1963 he had been living at 10 Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury.

Two of Charles' brothers served in the war with the Dorsetshire Regiment: Alfred George (b.1888) and Edwin (b.1891).


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