Harold Belfield, Private 37496, 134th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died of wounds 11th April 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 18
Son of Lawrence and Sarah Ann Belfield, of 41 Brook St, Macclesfield.
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His death was reported in the Macclesfield Times of 20 April 1917.
Private Harold Belfield is buried in grave ref. XIII. F. 7. of the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Harold Belfield, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
In Macclesfield, Private Harold Belfield is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall, St Michael’s Church, Church Street West Methodist Chapel war memorials, and on Park Green United Methodist Church Roll of Honour.