WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

Francis Kirkman (Frank) Heywood

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:98 Sqn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Air Force
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Grevillers British Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1890 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/695.  His RAF records state that he was born on the 6th April 1888 ???

1891 Census - Hawthorn House, Edge Lane, Stretford.    Son - aged: 2 -
born: Stretford.     Although his siblings were listed - his parents were

1901 Census - The Ryleys School, Alderley Edge.     Pupil - aged: 11 -
Scholar - born: Stretford.

Attended Cheltenham College 1904 - 1909.

An ardent motorist.

Married Constance Speakman Faulkner during the June quarter 1912 in the
Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1225.

Enlisted in the Army Service Corps where he reached the rank of 2nd

Served in 103 Sqn until struck off strength on the 4th June 1918 on his
admission to 39 General Hospital, Havre.  Discharged on the 24th July 1917
and joined 98 Sqn.

His Chaplain explains that he had been on a bombing raid onto the German
lines, some 40 miles to Bapaume and was returning when a German Ack Ack
shell hit his aircraft and he had to descend  towards the British lines. 
He managed to get as far as a village where there was an aerodrome visible.
 Unfortunately, he could not effect a successful landing and crashed near
to a railway line.  His observer survived with minor injuries.  His body
was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station and buried nearby. 

M.I. - "At rest".

The local newspaper states that his widow and three children were living at
Beechlands, Timperley.  His RAF record also states Beechlands.

Listed on St. Matthew's P.C. (Stretford) Memorial.

Listed as a Captain on the Christchurch P.C. (Timperley), Memorial.

Memorials found on:
Christ Church (Timperley)
St. Matthew's (Stretford)
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