Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917


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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Annie Heath – mother.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.



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


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