Heather, J C
JOHN CAMERON HEATHER
Remembered with honour Delville Wood Cemetery: Plot XXVI, Row G, Grave 10.
He enlisted in Kensington, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 2 September 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 September 1916.
Son of Florence Ann (nee BURKIN) HEATHER of Watford, and the late Thomas HEATHER.
His parents married 20 May 1893 at Holy Trinity, Haverstock Hill, Middx. Thomas died 27 October 1913 in Watford aged 44, and was buried 30 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Florence died 1923 in Watford aged 59, and was buried 21 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
John was born 20 August 1896 in New Southgate, Middx, and baptised 8 November 1896 at St Paul’s, New Southgate. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 2 May 1905 to 29 July 1907; then Watford Grammar School from 11 September 1907 to July 1913. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Southgate, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Unit13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington Rifles)
Date of death09/09/1916
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)