Frederick James Heath

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
April 9th, 1917
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ancient Order of Foresters, Massey-Harris Memorial Plaque (Toronto)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
61 Mintern Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
61 Mintern Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Cockshutt Plow Co.
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Previously reported Missing, believed Killed, now Killed in Action. 
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Attack on Vimy Ridge.

BX April 27, 1917

Mrs. F.J. Heath of 61 Mintern Avenue has received word that her husband, Pte. Frederick James Heath, formerly of the 125th Battalion, is missing, and believed to have been killed in action on April 9. Besides his wife he leaves one little girl. Private Heath has two brothers also in khaki, one with the 84th Battalion and previously reported wounded, and the other with the 125th Battalion. Prior to enlisting Private F.J. Heath was an employee of the Cockshutt Plow Company of this city.

BX November 2, 1917

Killed in action was the word received in the city today in regard to Private Frederick James Heath. He is a married man and formerly lived at 61 Mintern Avenue. He is an Englishman and laborer. Private Heath enlisted with the first overseas battalion from the 38th Dufferin Rifles.

BX November 3, 1917

Letter of Sympathy

Private Frederick James Heath of Tutela P.O. was in April last reported missing, but a few days ago, his wife, Mrs. Ethel Heath, received word that he had been killed in action. Today Mrs. Heath received a sympathetic letter from the new minister of militia and defence expressing sympathy with her in the demise of her husband, who had sacrificed his life at the front.

BX September 10, 1918

The late Pte. Edgar Heath, who was reported killed in action in yesterday’s paper, comes of a very patriotic family. One brother, Pte. Clarence Heath, went overseas with the 84th battalion and has been wounded twice and is again in the firing line.  Another brother, Pte. Frederick James Heath, has been reported missing, believed killed, since Vimy Ridge, and an older brother, Syd, is in the Imperial army.  His wife, Mrs. Edith Heath, has an only brother in khaki, who has been wounded in the arm and a brother-in-law, Pte. Ben Rodgers, who has been wounded in the arm and leg.  She also has a brother-in-law who is an officer in the British Navy.  Truly this family has been hit hard, but they have given themselves freely to their King and country.  The sympathy of a large number of friends will be extended to the bereaved wife and mother.