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Albert Heath

Albert Heath

Private G/62066 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Died 6 September 1918 aged 30
Buried in Croix-Rouge Military Cemetery, Quaedypre, France
Remembered on Normandy War Memorial

Albert Heath was married to Mabel Smith at St Markís Church, Wyke, on 8 April 1913. His father George was a butcher.

Albertís medals card records that he was previously 141369 ASC and 61658 Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers. Albertís service record reveals that he enlisted 15 October [1915] with the ASC, and gave his occupation as coachman and his address as Guildford Road, and was transferred to the 3rd Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers. He transferred to the Middlesex Regiment 15 July 1918.

The Aldershot News 27 September 1918 reported that Private Heath had lived at Adelaide Cottage, Guildford Road, Ash. He had died in the casualty clearing station of wounds received while on patrol work in no mans land. Before the War he was a coachman, and had worked for many years for Messrs Finch and Sons of Aldershot. He had joined the ASC in October 1915 and been in France within a few weeks. He joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1916, and was badly gassed in 1917 and invalided home to a convalescent home in Brighton. He transferred to the Middlesex Regiment and went to the front again. He was 30 years old and left a widow and 2 children.

Image courtesy of the Aldershot News

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