Bonfield, John George

Bonfield, John George



Military History:


Royal Army Medical Corps, Field Ambulance


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

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.




Name:John George Bonfield
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Royston, Hertfordshire
Death Date:13.1.1964
Enlistment Place:Not known
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

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

    By Mike Gallagher (27/06/2019)

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