|Army Service Corps||105107||Mechanical Transport|
Photos courtesy Joan Bannister
Born in about 1883 at the Hat Factory in Crich, John married Florence May Brown in 1903 and they lived on Roes Lane. He worked as a shunter at the South Wingfield colliery.
Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star.
Entered France 12/8/15
Discharged Para 392 (x vi) 27/1/19
29 December 1917
A feature of the holiday has been the unusually large number of local soldiers who have been fortunate in securing Christmas leave. The list includes Sgt C. Mason, from Ecclesall (Staffs), convalescent home; Private J W Heathcote, A S C (Mechanical Transport), from France; and driver William Coleman, France – the two latter were over together just a year ago – and Sapper Hy V. Smith in the Signalling Service, R.E., who came from France on Monday, after eight months across the Channel. Driver Jas H Dawes, Driver James Bingham, Lance Corporal W Hallam, Cpl Jas Holmes, and Bugler William Hartshorne have also been over on leave. The latter, who is staying with Mr A Buckley, of Park Head, is attached to the Canadian Forces. Along with his parents he emigrated from Park Head, Crich, to the Dominion before the war, and like his brother, Tom, he enlisted in the Canadians during the earlier stages of the war.
1918 Voters List
John W Heathcote, Near Sheaf Lane, absent on military service.
1891: Hat Factory, Crich
|Sarah H||Heathcote||daughter||17||Mill hand||Ireton Wood|
|Fanny E||Heathcote||daughter||16||Day servant||Crich|
RG12 piece 2746 folio 68 page 30
|John William||Heathcote||son||18||General labourer||Crich|
|Samuel Joseph||Heathcote||son||14||Limestone quarry labourer||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 31 page 7
1911: Roes Lane, Crich
|J. Wm||Heathcote||Head||27||Shunter Wingfield Coliery||Hat Factory|
RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN54
John William Heathcote's brother Samuel Heathcote is also on the Roll of Honour.