The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant J O  Heath


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Lieutenant John Oswald HEATH, 11th  Battalion,  "D" Company, Bombing Officer, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  reported wounded and missing on 7th  October 1916 and later presumed killed in action, on that date, age 20.

Born Catford, Kent, son of John Edgar & Nora Mary Heath,  18 Charterhouse Road, London EC1 .

Attended Eastbourne College, May 1910 to July 1910.


1911 Census - 34 Newstead Road, Lee, Kent SE -  John Edgar Heath, head, age 42, married, Manufacturing Agent, China, employer, born Wolstanton, Staffordshire; Nora Mary Heath. wife, age 39, married 16 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Norwood, Surrey; John Oswald Heath, son, age 15, single, student, born Catford, Kent; Nora Mary Heath. daughter, age 13, school, born Lee, Kent; Leslie Muir Smith, nephew, age 23, single, medical student, born Bourton on Water, Gloucestershire; Elizabeth Alice Sears, servant, age 30, single, cook domestic, born Farleigh, Kent; Nellie Sears, servant, age 21, housemaid domestic, born Farleigh, Kent.


Formerly Private The Honourable Artillery Company, Service No.793; 18th September 1914, posted BEF; June 1915, returned home to take a Commission in The Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st May 1916, posted BEF as Battalion Bombing Officer.

12th March 1931, Probate - Heath John Oswald, of 19 St Mildreds Road, Lee, Kent, died 7th October 1916 in France. Administration London 12th March to  John Edgar Heath Esq. Effects £795 11s 5d.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France & St Mildred's Church, War Memorial. & Eastbourne College War Memorial


London Gazette 27th July 1915.

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). 11th Battalion (Lewisham)

The under mentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants.  Dated 28th June, 1915. John Oswald Heath.

London Gazette 27th June 1916

Royal  West  Kent Regiment.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenants - J. O. Heath. 7 Feb. 1916.


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