1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James Heathcote

Contributed by: Chris Heathcote, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name James
Surname Heathcote
Year of Birth 1899
Year of Death 1968
Regiment Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Buxton, Derbyshire

James's Story

He was badly wounded in the stomach by a shell splinter during the Battle of Cambrai.

James Heathcote was my grandfather. He served in World War I with B Company 38th Battalion of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers as a rifle bomber. He went to France in October 1917 and was subsequently badly wounded in the stomach by a shell splinter during the Battle of Cambrai. He survived his wounds and was discharged in February 1919. He served with the Home Guard during World War II. He later became a quarry worker in the quarries around Buxton and latterly worked in the Ferodo factory at Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire. He rarely talked about his war experiences.

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