Harry Nield

Harry Nield

Harry Nield


1759, Lance Corporal, Harry Nield, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born 15 March 1896 at Macclesfield, son of night watchman, Thomas and Emma, (nee Hoey) Nield of 59, Cross Street, Macclesfield. Fred’s two elder siblings were, Elizabeth Ann and Harry. (Fred was also killed in the Great War). Prior to enlisting, he was employed at Alan B Carlisle’s paper mill, Heapy Street, Macclesfield

Harry was attested at Macclesfield, on completion of his training, he was in the contingent that embarked with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force for the Dardinelles, landing at Sulva Bay 09/08/1915.His army record stated that he died of his wounds Wednesday 18 August 1915, at sea aboard the hospital ship “Euripides” bound for Alexandria. He was 19 years of age.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Lance Corporal, Harry Nield, has no known resting place and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Galipoli, Turkey
C.W.G.C. Ref: – Panel 75 to 77

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • ‘Great war history of 3rd Macclesfield’ by Sue Henderson
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