John is remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.

Image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper

Images and extra information courtesy of Richard Gent.

Born: 1880, Barcheston Mills, Warwickshire.

Baptised: 30th May 1880, at Barcheston. Parents – Sophia & John Padbury, a Miller.

Died: 21st November 1918; age 38; Died of  Influenza, following Pneumonia at 12th Casualty Clearing Station.

John had only been back in France a fortnight after 14 days leave in England.

Employment: Manager of a Pork Butchers business at 39, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 237077

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 310th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Busigny Communal Cemetery Extr,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Padbury, of Barcheston Mills, Shipton-on-Stour, & the late Mrs Padbury; husband of Mabel Louisa Padbury, of 2, Nithdale Road, Plumstead, London.




1891   Mill House, Barcheston, Warwickshire.


John was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Padbury, 36, a Miller, born Willington, Warwickshire.

Sophia Padbury (nee Mott), 35, born Barcheston.

William Richard Padbury, 12, born Barcheston.

Thomas Padbury, 9, born Barcheston.

Beatrice Rachel Padbury, 7, born Barcheston.

Emma Padbury, 5, born Barcheston.

George Padbury, 4, born Barcheston.

Clara Padbury, 3, born Barcheston.

Henry Padbury, 1, born Barcheston.

1 lodger.

1901   Butcher’s Shop, 140, Common Road, Plumstead, London.


John was 20 years old, a Butcher’s Assistant. He and two other butcher’s assistant’s were employed by 28 year old, John W. Ling, a Butcher.


1911   39, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

little girl Gertrude Padbury

John was 30 years old, a Pork Butcher’s Retail Manager. He was married and Head of the Household.

Mabel, 35.

Gertrude, 4.


John’s mother, Sophia Padbury died 1918, Barcheston.


On Christmas Day, 1905, at St. Margaret’s Parish Church, Plumstead, London, 25 year old John, a Butcher, of 33, Islip Street, Kentish Town, London married 29 year old Mabel Louisa Warren, born 1875, Plumstead, London, of 136, Common Road, Plumstead, London. They had 1 daughter.

Gertrude May Padbury, born 1907, Colchester, Essex.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mabel L. Padbury – widow, of 24, Cantwell Road, Plumstead.


John remembered on St. Matthew’s Church memorial, Ipswich.



Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 310th Brigade





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