The eldest of five, Albert married Margaret Alice Lines (known as Martha) when he was just 20 in July 1891. He worked as a 'washing machine fitter' according to the 1911 Census. They had four children: Ivy, William, Albert and Ethel. 

Pension Record Card

Albert and family were living in Padiham, Lancs at the time of his enlistment. 

Church Street looking north from St Leonard's, c. 1900. The Old Black Bull is next to the church.

He enlisted in Burnley. 

Albert was killed in action whilst on patrol in front of Hulluch on 19th January 1916.

He has no known grave.

A view of Dud Corner Cemetery, with the Loos Memorial on the surrounding walls. Photo : Richard Roberts (<>)

A E Waddington is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Departement du Pas-de-Calais.

17176 Pte Albert Edward Waddington, 10/Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

19 January 1916

Research by David O'Mara with additional detail by Jonathan Vernon