John Thomas Woodfield Private 41902 - 1st Battalion. Cambridgeshire Regiment Killed in action on Thursday 8th August 1918 Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Somme, France John Thomas Woodfield was born in 1896 in Burton-on-Trent to George Woodfield, aged about 28 from Fillongley, Warwickshire & Lizzie (nee Miller) from Burton, aged about 23. The 1901 census shows the family living at 198 Kimmersitch Street, Burton-on-Trent. George Woodfield was a rail engine driver, and John had an elder brother, George, and a younger sister, Elsie. By 1911 the family were living at Woodseaves. John’s father and brother were working as milk waggoners and his sister was at school. John was absent. The family moved to The Leys, Gnosall. where John’s father ran a dairy factory from “The Wharf” (where Waterside Court is today) supplying pasteurised milk to Cadburys factory at Knighton. John enlisted at Gnosall (Stafford) and his service included the Royal Auxiliary Service Corps – Horse Transport (T4/263482) (listed as previous service on his official death record), the Suffolk Regiment (listed on his medals certificate) and the 1 st  Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment with whom he was killed in action on 8 th  August 1918. John is buried in Plot I. D. 4. at Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette Departement de la Somme Picardie, France. He was awarded the British and Victory medals.   His parents paid for the first Gnosall Memorial Village Hall in 1921 and Mrs Woodfield cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony. Harry Ensor also shown on the photograph lost his son William killed in action in 1914.
Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette Departement de la Somme Picardie, France.
George Woodfield’s home and place of work