See also

Cecil Ambrose HEAL (1896-1915)

Name: Cecil Ambrose HEAL1
Sex: Male
Father: Ambrose HEAL (1872-1959)
Mother: Alice Rose RIPPINGILLE (1859-1901)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 23 Oct 1896 Pinner, Middx
Death 3 Jul 1915 (age 18) Poperinghe, Belgium2
Cause: Died of wounds inflicted 29 June
died after 2 days at front
Burial 1915 Lijssenthoek2
Grave reference Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery I - A - 11
HEAL, C A Second Lieutenant 03/07/1915 Wiltshire Regiment United Kingdom I. A. 11. LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Cemetery/Memorial: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Individual Note 1

He was a 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Wiltshire Regiment



Cemetery/Memorial: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


Added by Imperial War Museums

Date of Death: 3rd July 1915

Added by Imperial War Museums

Individual Note 2

Personal data from


Name HEAL InitialsCA First name CECIL AMBROSE Place of birthHendon CountryMiddlesex, England Family Son of Ambrose and Alice Heal, The Fives Court, Pinner, Middlesex; Heal Esq., Baylin's Farm, Beaconsfield ProfessionStudent


Military service


Rank Second Lieutenant Regiment and unit 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment Division - Brigade7th Brigade Army - Corps - Division 3rd Division National force B.E.F. Other data related to military careerto France on 21 June 1915




Wounded 30 June Date of death 3 July 1915 Died at the age of18

Grave reference Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery I - A - 11

Individual Note 3

Mentioned in


Wisden on the Great War: The Lives of Cricket's Fallen 1914-1918

edited by Andrew Renshaw


"He was in the Marlborough eleven in 1914"


2nd Lt Cecil Ambrose Heal (3rd WiltsRegt., attahced 1st) was wounded in Flanders on June 29, after being two days at the front, and died on July 3, aged 18. He was in the Marlborough Eleven in 1914.

He was born on October 23, 1896. His father was chairman and managing director of the Heal & Son deparment-store chain.





The Final Over - cricket in the summer of 1914


on page ix Cecil is mentioned as one of three members of the Marlborough XI - dying aged 18

Individual Note 4

Medal Index Card

Medal index cards were created by the Army Medal Office towards the end of the First World War. They record the medals that men and women who served in the First World War were entitled to claim.


Fact Value

First name(s) Cecil Ambrose

Last name Heal

Year 1914-20

Service number -

Rank Second Lieutenant

Regiment Wiltshire Regiment

Service record Rank: Second Lieutenant, Corps: Wiltshire Regiment

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Country Great Britain

Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920

Archive reference WO372/9

Archive reference description Women's Services, Distinguished Conduct Medals and Military Medals

Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards

Category Armed forces & conflict

Subcategory Medal rolls and honours

Collections from United Kingdom


1Ambrose Heal & Edith Heal, with Charles A. Bernau, "The Records of the Heal Family" (Privately Printed & Published (75 copies only), 1932).
2"File (merged): C:\docs\bh\familyhistory\heal26-1jun04.ged".