Harold Leonard Paddon

Name

Harold Leonard Paddon

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/09/1915
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
1768
Hertfordshire Yeomanry

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

GREEN HILL CEMETERY
Special Memorial G. 3.
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial
Hertfordshire Yeomanry Memorial, St Albans Abbey, Herts.

Pre War

Born in Poundstock, Cornwall in 1889. Moved to Hertfordshire and in 1911 was living in Bramfield, Nr Hertford and working as a groom for a Mr Percy Garratt, when he moved to Stanstead Abbotts Harold moved with him and stayed on in service.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Yeomanry, a cavalry regiment, sent to Gallipoli via Egypt on 19/01/1915, where they became part of the 10th Mounted Division, but were used as dismounted infantry. On 07/08/1915 Allied attacks captured Green Hill and Chocolate Hill, two spurs of high ground from the Turks. A second attack on Scimitar Hill failed and the front line remained stationary. It was during this attack that Harold was killed.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins