Sub-Lieutenant Frederick Charles HEATH (died 18 January 1917)
Died from nephritis & inflammation of the kidneys 18 January 1917
Ian Valentine based on research by John Stewart.
Frederick Charles Heath was born 1874/75, son of Charles (Oyster Merchant) and Margaret Heath. Married Lilly May Heath (nee Husk), New Town Field in 1905. Mariner with Second Mate’s certificate 1896; First Mate 1901, and Master 1912. 1911 family moved to Ryton, County Durham. Became a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve, and served in the RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) Carol (an ‘oiler’). He died 18 January 1917, aged 42, from nephritis and inflammation of the kidneys in RN Hospital Granton, Edinburgh. Named on Screen Wall M 89 of Seafield Cemetery, Edinburgh, buried in Wivenhoe. Named on Wivenhoe War Memorial. John Collins says RFA Carol was a harbour service tanker built 1913/4. and never in action so far as he knows, she lasted until the 1930s.