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Radford Nottingham
Edward was born July/Aug/Sep 1889, the son of Edward and Harriett Heathcote. He had five sisters, Bertha, Florence, Annie, Doris(?) and Jessie, and two brothers, George Bonser and Charles Bonser. At the time of the 1911 census, Harriett and her five daughters were living at 20 Goodall Street, Nottingham; her husband, Edward, was a lodger at 21 Lurgan Street, Hammersmith, and employed as a hall porter, and their three sons had left home. Edward was living in lodgings at 73 Carrington Street, Nottingham.
In 1911 he was employed as a draper's assistant.
29 Nov 1917
28
652538 - CWGC Website
100517
Enlisted Nottingham
Private
20th Sqdn Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Private Edward Heathcote, initially served with service number 1178 in the South Notts Hussars before transferring to the 20th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), he was killed in action on 29th November 1917 and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.
His brother - L/Cpl. George B. Heathcote, 1/4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was killed in action on 1st May 1915. He is buried in Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery also his brother Pte Charles Bonser Heathcote (served as Charles Bonser) North Staffordshire Regiment was killed in action 13th October 1914, he is buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery, Bailleul. War obituary, All Saints Church News, March 1918: 'We tender our most deep sympathy to Mrs Heathcote on the death of her third and last son. Her two other sons were killed in action earlier in the war. The late Edward Heathcote was in the Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action on November 29th 1917 in the Holy Land, age 28. Enlisted in 1914, being a trooper in the South Notts Hussars. He fought in France and elsewhere.' All three brothers are commemorated on the All Saints parish war memorial Death notice published 21st November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HEATHCOTE. – Killed in action, November 29th, Pte. Heathcote (Teddy), M.G.C., late S.N.H., dearly beloved and only son of Mrs. Heathcote, 38 Cromwell-street. Also in fond remembrance of his two brothers George and Charley,killed in action. – Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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