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Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

Edmund Griffith Heath


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 4 October 1915

Commemorated on OV Memorial and St Brelades Parish Memorial, Jersey

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Captain Edmund Griffith Heath
97th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

1914 Star


Second son of Deputy Christopher & Mrs Frances Heath of Mont les Vaux, St Brelades, Jersey.
Husband of Irene Margaret Heath (nee Appleby) of Gloucestershire. Educated at Victoria College & Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

Killed in action by machine gun fire, aged 29 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 6 October 1915

Another Old Victorian makes the Supreme Sacrifice - Deputy Heath's Son Killed in Action. Another Old Victorian has made the supreme sacrifice and has laid down his life for his King and Country. This gallant officer, Captain Edmund Griffith Heath of the Royal Field Artillery, was the second son of Deputy and Mrs Heath of Mont les Vaux, St Aubins. Captain Heath was born in Nebraska, USA on 7 July 1886 and was thus only 29. He came to Jersey in 1895 and was at Victoria College from that year until September 1904. He had a most distinguished career at College, beside being a prominent inter-insular cricketer and a member of the rifle shooting team, in 1904 he obtained the Kings Classical Medal and First Prize for mathematics and passed into Woolwich Royal Military Academy during December. He went to South Africa for a year and later to India, which he left on the outbreak of war. He proceeded to the Western Front in October 1914 and saw much fighting until May 1915 when he returned home for a spell. He returned to the Front last August and was Commander of C Battery 97th Brigade at the time of his death. From the meagre details the family have received it appears that the Battery had been in action all day and at the close Captain Heath and a Subaltern went out to find a new position and both were killed instantly. To his parents, widow and other members of the family we beg to tender our sincere condolences in their bereavement.