Born: 1 February 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 15 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church.
Family: He was the second of three children born to Harry Paddington, a railway engine driver, and his wife Mary Jane. He married Eva M Austin in 1919 in Whitchurch and together they had seven children – Bernard C, John, Leslie T, Dorothy M, Vera, Roy and Rita N.
Residence: In 1901 he lived at 59 Green End, Whitchurch; by 1911 the family had moved to 5 Egerton Road, Whitchurch where he was still living in 1919. A later address of 3 Deermoss Lane, Whitchurch is shown on his pension card with no date associated with it. In 1939 he was living at 25 Egerton Road, his address at the time of his death.
Employment: In 1911 he was a shop errand boy. He joined the Postal Services on 2 September 1929 as a postman; in 1939 he was a postal driver.
Died: In 1968 at the Cottage Hospital, Whitchurch, aged 73 and was buried on 8 July the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank: Acting Corporal
Service Number: 13383
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: 3 February 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation