Jack William PADLEY

PADLEY, Jack William

Service Number: 4688
Enlisted: 23 November 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Shepparton, Victoria, 1886
Home Town: Arthur River, West Arthur, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Darkan Honour Roll Memorial, Kyabram School Roll of Honor WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Wagin & District Honour Roll, Wagin Roll of Honor, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
12 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4688, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Miltiades embarkation_ship_number: A28 public_note: ''
12 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4688, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4688, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4688 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-07

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Killed in action the day after his cousin 1510 Pte. Albert William Painter (/explore/people/245158) was also killed in action in France

"...4688 Private Jack William Padley, 16th Battalion, later transferred to 48th Battalion, of Shepparton, Vic. A farmer prior to enlistment he embarked from Fremantle with the 14th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Miltiades (A28) on 12 February 1916. Pte Padley was killed in action on 7 August 1916, aged 30. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)


Quite a gloom has been cast over Tarwonga and Arthur River during the past few days by the sad news that Pte. Jack Padley has been killed in action somewhere in France, and great sympathy is felt for his parents (Mr. and Mrs. H. Padley) and family, of "Laughton," Arthur River. Pte. Padley will be sadly missed as he one that was loved by all who met him. When duty called he responded like so many of our brave lads and gave his life for his King and Country." - from the Pingelly Great Southern Leader 15 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)