Stanfield Family Collection
The Rev. John Howard Stanfield (1888-1971) and his wife Lilian May Stanfield (née Harris) were in China as missionaries (Methodist Missionary Society) from 1910, with some breaks, finally leaving in 1951. During the Second World War, their eldest child, John Edward Stanfield, was a Signals Officer in Special Operations Overseas (SOE) in China from 1944 to 1946. In October 1945, John E. Stanfield was temporarily promoted to major to accept the official surrender of the Japanese forces in north China at a ceremony in the Forbidden City. Part of the Stanfield Family Collection (generally the 1940s photographs only) is now online – more to come. HPC refs: JS-s, JS01, JS02, JS03 and JS04.