Regimental Number: 427773
Branch: 58th Battalion
Paddick was born in Birnie, Manitoba on January 20, 1890. At the time of his enlistment in August of 1915, he and his wife Leona Helen were living in Eyebrow, Saskatchewan. Paddick suffered from multiple severe shell wounds on April 11, 1917 at Vimy Ridge. He was invalided to Canada in December of 1917 because of gunshot wounds to his right leg. See pages 69 and 73 of his service file for xrays, and a report about the “foreign bodies” on page 70. Paddick was discharged on August 27, 1918. It is unknown when Paddick and Leona came to Grande Prairie. Paddick died on May 7, 1953 and was buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Sources: Grande Prairie Cemetery; May 14, 1953 p. 13 c. 2