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Captain Percy Charles HEATH

Captain Percy Charles HEATH

Male 1847 - 1880  (33 years)

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  • Name Percy Charles HEATH 
    Title Captain 
    Born 11 Apr 1847  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Sydney College in Bath UK and Sandhurst in Berkshire UK  [1
    Cause of death Killed in action: In a battle against Ayub Kahn, who was advancing from Herat to Maiwand, Captain Heath was struck by a rifle bullet in the head and he fell dead from his horse.   [1
    Military Service 1869  Bombay India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    * Initial military training in Sandhurst.
    * Gazetted to the 45th Sherwood Foresters and proceeded to India where the head-quarters were then stationed.
    * He served with the 45th in the Abyssinian campaign of 1868-69. He was present at the storming and capture of Magdala and obtained the medal [which medal?].
    * On the termination of the war he returned to India as Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Sir George Malcom who was commanding the Mhow Division.
    * In July 1869, he entered the Bombay Staff Corps, and was appointed Adjutancy of the 5th Native Light Infantry.
    * He subsequently served in the Quartermaster-General's department of the Bombay Army.
    * On the formation of the Bombay column for service in Southern Afghanistan he was appointed Brigade-Major to the 1st Infantry Brigade under the command of Brigadier-General Burrows.
    * The 1st Infantry Brigade formed part of the Girishk Column which was sent out to co-operate with the Wali's army on the Halmand against Ayub Khan. Kahn was advancing from Herat.
    * At the time the force left Kandahar, Captain Heath was prevented by a severe attack of illness from accompanying his brigade, but taking advantage of the dispatch of a convoy of commissariat stores, he rejoined it at Khushki-Nakhud on the 18th July 1880.
    * Towards the close of the action at Maiwand, and shortly before the Native Infantry broke, he was with Brigadier-General Burrows on the left line, when a rifle bullet struck him in the head, and he fell dead from his horse.
    Died 27 Jul 1880  Maiwand Afghanistan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I-8117  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 

    Father John Coussmaker HEATH, Major General,   b. 11 May 1806, Worcester England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1867, Bombay India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship -2680 
    Mother Adrian Emma DUN,   b. 7 Sep 1842, Madras India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1867, Bombay India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Relationship -2680 
    Married 7 Sep 1842  Madras India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children of marriage The Heaths had at least 4 sons. Nothing is known of the first two. The third was Percy who was killed in action in India and the fourth was Albert who was poisoned in India.  [1
    Family ID F-2680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Percy Charles HEATH
    Percy Charles HEATH
    Entry about Capt PC Heath, Staff Corps in 'The Afghan Campaign of 1878-1880'.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-74] PUBLICATION "The Afghan Campaign", Entry about Captain PC Heath, Staff Corps.

    2. [S-74] PUBLICATION "The Afghan Campaign", Entry - Captain PC Heath, Staff Corps.

    3. [S-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      John Coussmaker Heath Birth May 11 1806 Inkberrow, Wocester England Christening Jan6 1807 Worcester England Military Service Brigadier General in Bombay Army Military Service Major-General in the service of the Bombay Army Marriage Spouse: Adria Emma Dun Sep 7 1842
      Chaplains Station, Archdeanconry of Madras, India
      Death Mar24 1867 Karachi, India Burial Mar25 1867 Bombay Presidency India Wife Adria Emma Heath (born Dun)
      Children John Macclesfield Heath, Lewis Forbes Heath
      Adria Fanny Thesiger (born Heath), Percy Charles Heath
      Albert Heath, Harry Heptinstall Rose Heath, Blanche Julia Heath Siblings Macclesfield William Heath Agnes- Sarah- Lanoy Heath Joanna Catherine Forbes (born Heath)
      Elizabeth Ann Anderson (born Heath) Julia Frances Heath
      Frances Helen Heath