Brigadier Frederick James Heyworth Distinguished Service Order Commander of the Bath

Campaign:

World War 1


Died:

9.5.1916

Commander 3 Guards Brigade, General Staff
Aged 53
Buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. II, C, 2

Frederick James Heyworth was born in 1863, in Clinton, Gloucestershire to George Frederic Heyworth and Juliann Charlotte Heyworth. He was educated at Eton and married Violet Maria Charlotte Harter in 1913. He served in Sudan and in the Boer War with the Scots Guards. During the Boer War, he was awarded the King’s South Africa Medal and Clasps. The Hart’s Annual Army List of 1900 recorded that he became a Lieutenant in December 1883, and then a Captain in July 1896, and then a Major in March 1900. Frederick enlisted to fight in the Great War, and was killed in action on 9 May 1916; he was shot by a German sniper in the head, whilst commanding the 3rd Guards Brigade. He was 53 years old. He was awarded the Commander of the Bath and Distinguished Service Order honours, as well as the British War and Victory medals. He was survived by his wife, who resided in Biddlesden Park, Brackley, Northamptonshire, and 7 Park Lane, London.

  • THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1914 (Q 57439) Brigadier General Frederick James Heyworth, appointed to command the 20th Brigade, 7th Division on 14th November. He was shot through the head on his way up to the front line by a German sniper in May 1916. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205306793

Memorial(s):

Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England 5 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AQ Turf Club Memorial Plaque World War 1
Frederick Heyworth 9-5-1916 View

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