and Photos Courtesy
Alan & Beverly Leeson
29859 Private John William Belfield
29859 Private John William Belfield born in 1893. Son of Joseph Belfield of Bach Dane Farm, Swythamley, Macclesfield. John had one brother and 11 sisters, his occupation was a farmer, height 5 feet 4 ľ inched. Weight 107lbs, physical fitness: good.
John enlisted on 25/08/1916 in Macclesfield. Part of his Military Service Records is as follows:
Home 25/08/1916 Ė 07/12/1916 (Home means in
On the 8th May 1917 John was admitted to a hospital
in Wimereaux suffering from Trench Fever, on
the 14th May 1917 he was sent back to
Once in England John was admitted into the
He was to remain in
John was killed on 21st March 1918, there is no record of how he died, his body was never found, he has no grave, he is remembered on Panel 67 & 68 on the Pozieres Memorial. Johnís father Joseph received Johnís medals on the 25th September 1920.