Ten years earlier, the 1891 census reveals that the Greenfield family was living at 52 Bevenbridge, Lewes and comprised the parents, John and Mary Ann and four children: John (aged seven), Annie Greenfield (aged five), Emma [Mary] Greenfield (aged three) and Minnie (aged one). By the time the 1901 census was taken, Annie Greenfield would be working as a fifteen year old domestic servant in
Brighton. Emma Greenfield had died in infancy in 1892,
her death recorded at Lewes in the March quarter of that year.
John Greenfield first appears in Chailey Parish Magazine in a special list of attested men in March 1916. By July 1916 he is:
Pte J, 14th Royal Sussex, Greenfield
but by December 1917 has transferred from the 14th Royal Sussex to
the 12th Hampshire Regiment.
This information is then repeated up to and including the final
published roll call in July 1919. England
The National Archives’ on-line medal information card index reveals one John Greenfield with Hampshire connections and gives his army number with the Hampshire Regiment as 32454.
John’s brother, Harry Greenfield, also served his King and Country during the First World War.