George Brodie Haywood, Private 59073, 13th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 10th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 29
George Brodie Haywood was born on 11 February and baptised on 18 April 1888 at Christ Church, Macclesfield, the son of Annie (nee Brodie) and James Haywood, a silk weaver of 9 Old Meadow, Bridge Street, Macclesfield. The family surname is variously spelled Haywood or Heywood. In 1901 thirteen-year-old George, who was employed as a presser in a hosiery shop, was living at the same address with his parents and siblings Jessie Brodie (14), Charles Brodie (11), Annie (8) and Freddy (6).
On 13 November 1910 George married Ada Barber at Christ Church, Macclesfield. George was employed as a silk card cutter and the couple set up home at 25 Pierce St, Macclesfield.
Private Haywood was reported missing in official casualty lists on 1 October 1917.
Private George Haywood has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. 19 – 22 on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Haywood, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.