Lance Corporal William Heasman

William Heasman © Dorking Advertiser

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for this research.

William Heasman was born about 1869 at Outwood, Holmwood, Surrey.

He was son of Frederick and Ann Heasman of Beare Green, Dorking, Surrey and husband of Edith Heasman nee Smith of Ivy Cottage, Beare Green, Dorking , Surrey.

The couple married in the 1st quarter of 1891 at Dorking, Surrey.

William Heasman 1911 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
William Heasman 1911 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census William lived at Redlands Bank Cottages, Holmwood, Surrey and worked as a gardener and a groom. His wife Edith worked as a dressmaker. Their children were called Agnes Mary, Albert Jesse, Ernest Fredrick and Lilian Edith.

He was part of the 17th Division Signal Company of the Royal Engineers. His regimental number was 60859 and he was a lance corporal. Ernest enlisted at Guildford, Surrey in January 1915, and at the time of enlistment lived at Holmwood, Surrey.

William entered Western Theatre of War (France) on the 13th of July 1915.

William died of pneumonia on the 22nd of May 1917 in France. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France. His grave reference is IV.B.35 and the headstone reads ´God call him home-   Peace let him rest- God Knoweth Best´.

William Heasman Medal Rolls Index Card © Ancestry.co.uk
William Heasman Medal Rolls Index Card © Ancestry.co.uk

He was awarded the British and Victory medals and the 1915 Star. William was 48 years old.

Lived                           Holmwood, Surrey

Son of                         Frederick and Ann Heasman of Beare Green, Dorking, Surrey
Husband of                 Edith Heasman (nee Smith) of Ivy Cottage, Beare Green
Father of                      Agnes Mary, Albert Jesse, Ernest Fredrick and Lilian Edith.

Enlisted                       Guildford, Surrey

Regiment                     17th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers
Number                       60859

Date of Death              22nd May 1917
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death           Died of Pneumonia

Age                              48

Cemetery                     Boulogne Eastern Cemetery