John NIELD
Rank: Private
Number: 49997
Unit: 10th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 16 April 1918
Age: 23
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

He was the son of the late Thomas Nield and Priscilla Nield. As a boy, he had attended Stockport Sunday School and was a member of the St George's Lads Drill Company.

John joined the army at Stockport and his service number suggests that this will have been as a conscript during 1916. He was killed during the Battle of the Lys.

He had two older brothers - Thomas, who was killed whilst serving with the 15th Battalion, Royal Scots and Squire who is understood to have been awarded the French Croix de Guerre for an act of bravery.

   
           
   
     
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