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Heyward, Maurice

2nd Lieutenant Maurice Heyward - death. Dorset Regiment, killed on July 20, 25 years of age was the 4th son of Dr Heyward, Castlemaine Avenue, Croydon. Educated at Farnham Grammar School and at King's College London where he took his BA with honours in 1913. Soon after the outbreak of war entered the University OTC from which he obtained his commission. In August 1915 he went to France was attached to the Devonshire Regiment for whom he served ever since. His Commanding Officer says of him "his bravery and coolness were simply wonderful and all the more do we deplore his loss as he was such a favourite with us all and the men loved him dearly and trusted him through everything. And they are always right in their judgement." The Times Aug. 7, 1916

Heyward, Maurice, Second Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regt. Attd. Devon Regiment, fourth son of Dr. Heyward of Castlemain Avenue, Croydon, killed on July 20th, aged 25. His commission was dated March 13th, 1915. British Medical Journal 5 Aug. 1916


First name(s)Maurice
Date of birth1891
Place of birthCamberwell District
Family detailsFourth son of Dr. Heyward of Castlemain Avenue, Croydon
Previous educationFarnham Grammar School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Military unitDorsetshire Regiment. 3rd Bn. attd 8th Bn Devon Regt.
Date enlistedCommissioned 13 March, 1915
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders July 1915 - July 1916
Date of death20 July 1916
Age at death25
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathSomme region
Cause of deathKilled in action while attempting to bring in a wounded officer
Burial placeCite Bonjean
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Thiepval Memorial; St. Margaret's at Cliff and Westgate, Kent War Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; The Times; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1918; British Medical Journal

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