1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Joseph Heath

Contributed by: Simon Fielding, on 2008-11-02

John Heath
Rank
First Name John Joseph
Surname Heath
Year of Birth 1887
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Birmingham, Warwickshire

John Joseph's Story

My maternal great grandfather, barely remembered by my grandfather who was born in 1911. A hawker from the poor area of Birmingham, he volunteered for the Birmingham Pals battalion in 1915. He fought at Arras and the Somme, before being fatally wounded at Guillemont, Somme in August 1916. He is buried at Corbie.

"Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds"

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