Heathcote, Hubert

Hubert was born in Halkyn around 1899. The census of 1911 places the family at the Hare and Hounds in Pentre Halkyn. The father was Septimus Heathcote aged 45 and described as a domestic coachman who had been born in Hope, Flintshire. His wife was Annie  aged 42, originally from Raby in Cheshire. The listed children are Minnie aged 14. Hubert 12, May Annie 10 and Daisy 5. All four of the listed children had been born in Halkyn.The form tells us that Annie had given birth to 9 children – 4 of whom had died.
(The mother Annie was named Penketh before her marriage. See 1901 census)

There is a card for Hubert in the Flintshire Roll of Honour in the County Archives at Hawarden. The card was completed by his father. It gives the regimental details and gives the address as The Hare and Hounds Inn. It tells us that Hubert was a cyclist who died in the West Suffolk General Hospital, Bury St Edmunds only 5 months after signing up.

He is listed on UK soldiers who died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on This tells us that he enlisted in Mold.

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