Albert Padley was the son of Albert Robert and Margaret Padley, of Blackpool, Lancashire, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Padley successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 94/95 from 6 to 20 December 1943. His course report stated “Average performer”. He was posted to 7th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Pte Padley was killed in action on 6 June 1944, age 19, and was given a field burial at Banouville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 29 May 1945.
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