1898 Jan/Mar Born Gateshead, Durham
1901 census at Beacon Hill Quarry, Gateshead
1911 census at Quarry House Sheriff Hill Gateshead
His ADRIC entry says Northumberland Fusiliers and MGC.
1915 Oct 21. The undermentioned Cadets and ex-Cadets of the Officers Training Corps to be Second Lieutenants (on probation).: — John Beresford, Northumberland Fusiliers (Supplementary List).
1918 Jan 20. MGC. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be 2nd Lts. — J. Beresford (North'd Fus., Spec. Res.). with seniority 21 Oct. 1915
1918 May 2. Posted to France
1920 Apr 1. The undermentioned relinquish their comms. North'd Fus.—Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.: — J. Beresford.
1920 Jul 30 Joined ADRIC with service no 52. Posted to Depot Coy
1921 Mar 26. Permitted to resign from ADRIC
1924 Married Gertrude Yule in Gateshead
1954 Mar 16. Died Durham aged 56