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Harry was born in Willenhall in 1895, the son of William and Clara Bellfield. By 1911, they had moved to 278 Willenhall Road, Wolverhampton, along with Harry’s siblings Lillian Clare, William Harold, George Ewart, Edith Hannah, Flory Maude, Alice May and Elsie Amelia. Harry was a boot maker in a factory. At some point, Harry worked for Chilllington Edge Tool works.

Harry enlisted in the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 16196), although his medal index card as his name as “Harry Henry”. He first served in the Balkans from 6 October 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal, which was published in the London Gazette on 19 November 1917, but he was killed in action on 21 November 1917. He is remembered at the Loos British Cemetery in France.