Heyford Role of Honour – WW2 – Frederick Heeler

Frederick Heeler – Killed in Action 24.07.1944

Lance Corporal 5343373.

2nd Btn Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Killed in action 24.07.1944, aged 28.

Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, near Caen, France,
Plot 9, Row A, Grave 17.

Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Heeler, husband of Eva Bertha Heeler of Lower Heyford

Northampton Chronicle & Echo 09.08.1944 [Photograph], and Northampton Mercury & Herald 11.08.1944 [Photograph].

Killed in Normandy. Mrs. E. Heeler, of The Green, Lower Heyford, has received news that her husband, Lance Corporal Frederick Heeler, has been killed in Normandy. Lance Corporal Heeler joined the forces in April 1940. He attended Pattishall School, and played football for Kislingbury Football Club. He worked at Towcester. He leaves 17 months – old baby.

Northampton Independent 25.08.1944 [Photograph].

Killed. Lance Corporal F. Heeler. Mrs. E. Heeler of The Green, Lower Heyford has received news that her husband, Lance Corporal Frederick Heeler, has been killed in Normandy. He joined the Forces in April 1940. He attended Pattishall School and worked at Towcester. He played football for Kislingbury. He leaves a 17 months – old baby.

Heyford & Stowe Roll of Honour – Celia & Brian Caucutt – 1993

Updated Jez Wilson 2020

The Story of Heyford (Extra): Heyford Residents who served in WW2

Many Heyford residents served in the Second World War 1939-1945 in the various services.

Hazel Adams – Red Cross Nurse, Royal Navy

Hugh Adams – Royal Dragoons

Albert Beharrell – Army

Richard (Dicky) Bishop-Bailey – Army

Ken Boyes – Army

Helen Cadman – WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force)

Arthur Charvill – Royal Navy & Army (MP)

Harry Charvill – Army

Charles Copson – Army

Tom Davies – Fleet Air Arm / RAF

Ralph Faulkner – Bevan boy / Army

Gordon Hayes – RAF

Marjorie Hamborg – Red Cross

Frank Higginbottom – Army

Frank Hyde – RAF

Donald Jafkins – Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders

Ernest Jones – Army

Bill Kingston – RAF

Nan Kingston – WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force)

Robert (Bob) Kingston – RAF (1939-1946)

Jack Lee – Royal Engineers

Joe Matthews – Army

Charles Masters – Army

George Masters – Royal Army Medical Corps

Sheila Masters – ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service)

Sid Masters – Army

Ray Metcalfe – Army

Cyril Mitchell – Royal Army Ordnance Corps

John Moore – Merchant Navy

Rita Moore – NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)

Alec Nial – Royal Navy

Bill Norrie – Royal Navy

Tom Oliver – Royal Navy

Joan Pearson – Woman’s Land Army

Dorothy Reeve – COD (Central Ordnance Depot)

Margaret Reeve – Woman’s Land Army

Derek Roberts – Royal Marines

Paul Rogers – Royal Army Medical Corps

William Rogers – HAC (Honourable Artillery Company)

Jack Rossiter – Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Dennis Searle – Merchant Navy

Frank Townsend – Army

Arthur Turland – RAF

Mabel Wallace – WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force)

William Wallace – Highland Light Infantry

Dennis Weaver – Royal Army Intelligence Corps

Bert Wilkinson – 13/18th Hussars

Rev Wintersgill – Queens Royal Regiment

And those sadly killed in action:

Charles Leslie Foster – Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) RAF – Killed in Action 23.5.1944 – Aged 24

Frederick Heeler – Lance Corporal Army – Killed in Action 24.7.1944 – Aged 28

Frederick Watson – Sapper Army – Killed in Action 10.10.1944 – Aged 22

John Bennett Whiting – Lieutenant Army – Killed in Action 1.9.1942 – Aged 25

Published in The Prattler – July & August 2020

Many thanks to Hugh Adams for originally compiling a list and to those that have contacted us and added to it since the original publication via the

Facebook “Nether Heyford Past” group

Jez Wilson

Updated 15/10/2021 with Robert (Bob) Kingston – RAF (1939-1946) – thanks to Annie Powell

Jez Wilson