St. James, Shaftesbury 2

Edwin Padfield

Surname: Padfield
Other names: Edwin or Edward
Other people in this story:
John Charles Padfield
Mary Eliza Padfield née Maidment
Emily Esther Padfield née Rees
Alfred George Padfield
Charles Padfield
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Willesden, Middlesex
Hampstead, London, NW
Camden, London

Edwin (sometimes called Edward) Padfield was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6th January 1891 and baptised at St. James' Church on 8th February 1891, the son of John Charles Padfield and Mary Eliza (as registered) Padfield (née Maidment).  He lived his early life with the family at 36 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.   His father however passed away in 1904. He enlisted with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 2511 & 200829).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge on 22nd May 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1921 Census he was living back at 36 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, with his widowed mother working as a Tailor for the local firm of Pryce & Barribal. He married Emily Esther Rees in Willesden, Middlesex, during 1928.  By the time of the 1939 Register Edwin was living at 124 Boundary Road, Hampstead, London, NW, still working as a Tailor.  His death was recorded in the Camden, London, Registry on 21 Dec 1978 and he was later buried in the nearby Hampstead Cemetery. 

Two of Edwin's brothers also served in the war: Charles (b.1884) with the 5th Service Battalion, and Alfred George (b.1888) with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the South Wales Borderers.


Links to related web content / sources:
Alfred George Padfield
The National Archives
Charles Padfield