The 1901 census shows the Heath family living at Tytherton Lucas. Mr
Heath is shown as an agricultural labourer.
Brother or Maurice, killed in 1917
H.M.S. BRITANNIA 1st class battleship; 1904; Portsmouth Dockyard; 16,350
The old battleship Britannia had the melancholy distinction of being the
last British warship to be lost in the First World War. She was steaming
toward Gibraltar from westward in company with two destroyers when, on the
morning of November 9th, 1918, at about a quarter-past seven she was
attacked by a submarine. Two torpedoes were fired, both of which missed
the target, but a third struck her amidships and exploded a quantity of
cordite within the ship. She sank some three hours later, with a loss of
40 of her complement.
The submarine which sank the BRITANNIA, the UB-50, Cdr. Kukat, was
escaping from the Mediterranean with other submarines which had been
operating there since the Dardanelles campaign.
'Dictionary of Disasters at Sea'