Arthur Heaton (c.1895-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HEATON, ARTHUR. Ordinary Seaman. No J/50817. Royal Navy. HMS Pilorus. Son of Philemon and Sarah Heaton, 1 Upper Mount, Meltham}}. Was a member of the choir at St. James's Church, Meltham Mills, a former secretary of the Meltham Mills bible class and a secretary of the Meltham Mills Adult School. Employed in the warehouse at the Bent Ley Silk Mills. Enlisted in the Navy on 8.3.1916. Was drowned by falling overboard from HMS Pilorus on 1.8.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Ordinary Seaman ARTHUR HEATON
- regiment: Royal Navy
- died: Tuesday, August 1, 1916
- age: 21 years
- record ID: 2866180