Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd September 1917; age 21; Died of Wounds – No. 12 Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 2, Perth Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Burton, Son & Sanders, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 916065.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, (T.F.), 55th Divisional Ammunition Column.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Mendinghem Military Cemetery,






1901   2, Perth Street, Ipswich.


John was 5 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandmother.

Charles John Heath, 37, a Painter, born Ipswich.

Sarah Anne Fuller, 34, born Ipswich.

Charles William Heath, 10, born Ipswich.

George Frederick Heath, 7, born Ipswich.

Emma Annie E. Heath, 2, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Fuller, 78, a retired Charwomen, born Ipswich.


1911   2, Perth Street, Ipswich.


John was 15 years old, a Labourer – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 47, a Painter’s Labourer.

Anne, 43.

Charles, 20, a Labourer – Iron Foundry.

George, 18, a Labourer – Iron Foundry.

Emma, 11.

Alfred Alick Heath, 8, born Ipswich.

Walter Stanley Heath, 6, born Ipswich.

Violet Edith Heath, 4, born Ipswich.

John is also remembered on St. Matthews church memorial.


Royal Field Artillery, (T.F.), 55th Divisional Ammunition Column:


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