Charles Heath


Born in 1876 in Wheatley, son of Charles Heath from Oxford and Elizabeth Gleed from Garsington. The family lived successively on Bell Row(?), Wheatley in 1881, at Lye Hill in Holton in 1891, at a shop on High Street in 1901 and finally at The King & Queen public house, of which Charles senior was the publican in 1911: in fact Kelly's Directory has him there already in 1899. Charles junior was the elder brother of Percy and Walter Heath. He attended Wheatley Infants school in 1879 and left school in 1888. He was an agricultural labourer in 1891 and in 1911 a College servant at Cuddesdon. He married Dora Busby in 1916. The British Army Medal Rolls Index Cards for Charles confirm his having served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment, Labour Corps, Regimental Nos. 39345 and 441785. The Oxford Times and the Oxford Journal Illustrated mentioned that he had been wounded. He died in 1922. See also reference to him in the Wheatley in a World at War chapter.

He lived at The King & Queen, 57 High Street, with brothers Percy and Walter.

Royal Berkshire Regiment
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