Major Ernest Edwin Ronald Heathcote, QSA

1881 Sep 1. Born probably in South Africa. Not findable on Mormons nor UK BMD

1900/1901 . QSA Medal from RAF record

1906 Natal Rebellion Medal

1907 - 1909 Compound Manager , Natal Premier Diamond Mine

1909 - 1914 Contractor and Director of Companies.

1911 Dec 9 Married in Durban

1912 Sep 12. A daughter Norah was born in J'burg. He is a "Financier"

1915 Mar 10. Gazetted 2nd Lt. Ernest Edwin Ronald Heathcote

1915 Jun 24. The King's Royal Rifle Corps. Temporary Lieutenant Ernest E. R. Heathcote, from a Service Battalion, to be temporary Lieutenant. Dated 21st December, 1915, but with seniority from 24th June, 1915.

1916 Apr 13. K. R. Rif. C, The undermentioned to be temp. Capts.: — Temp. Lt. E. E. R. Heathcote,

RAF Record

1918 Oct 7. Promoted temp Major.

1919 May 1. The undermentioned Capts. to be graded .for purposes of pay and allowances as Maj. whilst empld. as Majs.:— E. E. R. Heathcote.

1919 Aug 1. The undermentioned are transferred to the unempld. list: — Capt. E. E. R. Heathcote

1920 Nov 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 1083. . Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Dec 11. He was "Latimer's chauffeur" on the night of the Burning of Cork

1921 Mar 14 "Resignation accepted"

1922 Oct 16. Arrives from Capetown, South Africa. "Soldier" . Kingstown, Deal Kent. The name is crossed out, so he may not have travelled. This implies 1878 birth

1929 Jan 1 Accident

1930 Dec 5. Drink driving charge dismissed

1947 Died Suffolk aged 65 not him


WO 339/2334