John George Bonfield

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WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

John George Bonfield

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Army Medical Corps, Field Ambulance

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
493619

Date of Enlisting:                            
22.4.1915

Date of death:                        
13.1.1964

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

John enlisted on 22 April 1915.  He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1/1st Home Counties Field Ambulance, Regimental Number 493619, and saw active service on the Western Front on the Somme and Ypres. John survived the War.

He died at Papworth Hospital on 13th January 1964.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                Christening date 2 October 1898

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      3rd quarter 1927

 

John was born in Ashwell in 1898, fifth son of John George and Elizabeth Jane (nee Lester). John was pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. 

John married Alice Cox in the 3rd quarter of 1927.  It is not known if they had any children.

John worked at the Royston Station as leading porter from 1920, as shown in the station employment records of 1939.

The 1851 census shows John’s grandfather, George, as publican at the Three Tuns pub and in Ashwell and farmer of 55 acres. The 1890 Post Office Directory shows that John’s father, John George, took over the running of the Three Tuns and by 1891 he was a job master (someone who rents out horses and carriages).

John’s brother Arthur emigrated to America in 1913. He served in the War with the American Expeditionary Force and survived the War, returning to America.

 

 

Commentary:

Name:

John George Bonfield

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Royston, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

13.1.1964

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Royal Army Medical Corps

Battalion:

1/1st Home Counties Field Ambulance

Regimental Number:

493619

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

This page was added on 05/05/2016.
Comments about this page

John George Bonfield was cremated on the 17th January 1964 at the Cambridge City Crematorium, Dry Drayton, Cambridge.

By Mike Gallagher
On 03/07/2019

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