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Cyril Padley


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril AWMM
  • Surname
    Padley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ5071 AWMM
    • WWI 227700 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1888 Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services Bethnal GreenUnited Kingdom Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Pre WW1 6 August 1903 Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services HMS Impregnable Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services
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  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Memories of Jutland. The Royal Navy was represented by two ex-petty officers, Messrs, W. Davis and C. Padley. Mr. Davis was trainer of the gun crew of H.M.s. Birmingham, the light cruiser which sank the first German submarine of the war - off Heligoland on August 9, 1914. Mrs. Padley, who is vice-president of the local branch of the White Ensign Club, served for seven yesars inthe torpedo-boat destroyer branch, and was blown up three times. He was one of the crew of the Black Prince before the war, and served in the destroyer Moresby at the battle of Jutland..." "Old Contemptables", Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 211, 7 September 1931.

    Auckland Museum holds a collection of medals for a C. Padley relating to both WWI and WWII service. Not yet able to verify whether this is for one person or two. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • I would be pleased to hear from anyone who knew Cyril Padley as he was my great-grandfather. I have only a little information on him so would love to find out more about him and his time in New Zealand in particular.
    Public - Tracy Loraine - Direct descendant - 3 August 2016



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  • External links
    "Old Contemptables", Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 211, 7 September 1931.
    Further Reference
  • References
    National Archives (UK), Kew AWMM
    The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services; Class: ADM 188; Piece: 402 AWMM


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03 August 2016Tracy LoraineNear Bedford, EnglandDirect descendant

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