Major Harry Heath

Major Harry Heath, M.B.E., M.C., T.D.

Harry Heath (born in 1881) joined the Worcestershire Regiment in April 1898 and was promoted to Colour Sergeant (90) after 10 years. He served with the 1/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment throughout the First World War as Regimental Sergeant Major (240005), he was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 15th June 1916) and was awarded the Military Cross (London gazette 3rd June 1919). He was made Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in 1930, in which capacity he served for 3 years. On the 28th April 1923 he was appointed Lieutenant and Quatermaster and later Captain Quartermaster; and in this capacity he served for 15½ years. In 1934 he was awarded the Territorial Decoration (T.D.). In 1937 he was awarded the M.B.E. On the 18th April 1938 he was granted the rank of Major and retired from the Army. Major Harry Heath died in Worcester in 1958 (age 76).

(photo submitted by Eric Bender of Kirkland, Quebec, Canada (his grandson)