|Sir Herbert Belfield|
|Years of service||1876 - 1914|
|Commands held||4th Infantry Brigade
|Battles/wars||Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War
Second Boer War
World War I
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Educated at Wellington College, Belfield was commissioned into the Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1876. He took part in the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War in 1895 and then served in the Second Boer War as Inspector General of the Imperial Yeomanry and Assistant Adjutant General to Field Marshal Sir Paul Methuen. He was appointed Assistant Adjutant-General for 1st Army Corps in 1902, Commander of 4th Infantry Brigade in 1903 and General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1907 before retiring in 1914. He was also Colonel of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment from 1909 to 1914.
In retirement he became Director of Prisoner of war work, negotiating prisoner exchanges and improvements in the treatment of prisoners throughout World War I. There is a chair dedicated to his memory at York Minster Stoneyard.
In 1882 he married Emily Mary Binney; he later married Evelyn Mary Taylor; they had two daughters.
|General Officer Commanding the 4th Division