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Frederick John Lewis-Heath

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Frederick John Lewis-Heath (c1879-1943)

1945 Obituary [1]

Commr. (E.) FREDERICK JOHN LEWIS-HEATH, R.N., ret., whose death occurred on 16th July 1943, in his sixty-fourth year, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1912. He entered the Royal Naval Engineering College at Keyham in 1895 and on the termination of a five years' course, he served at sea as assistant engineer in HMS Niobe and HMS Bulwark. He was promoted sub-lieutenant (E.) in 1903 and after service in the Diadem and the Jupiter (in which latter ship he was promoted lieutenant), he was appointed to the Dido.

A period of service ashore followed in 1907 where for two years he was in charge of stores. The remainder of his service was almost entirely spent in destroyers, his promotion to lieut-commander taking place in 1913. Later he served in the Leviathan on his promotion to engineer commander. His last ship was the Ceres. Commander Lewis-Heath retired a few years after the conclusion of the 1914-18 war, and lived for several years at Hartley, Plymouth.

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