Private Albert Heappy

Note: spelt HEAPPY or HEAPPEY

1939 Register: Royal Oak Cottages, Crich
Andrew F, HEAPPEY; b. 03 April 1885; Roadstone Quarryman; married
Sarah E. HEAPPEY; b. 02 June 1881; Unpaid domestic duries; marries
Albert HEAPPEY; b. 04 August 1915; General Labourer Lime Works; single
Rebecca HITCHCOCK (HEAPPEY) b. 15 August 1921; Textaile operative FWK; single
James W. HEAPPEY; b. 17 December 1923; General Labourer Lime Works; single
[ RG101/5941A/017/29 Letter Code: RCHN]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Albert HEAPPEY
Born: 1915 Age 29
Death: 04 July 1944
Number: 4920893
Rank: Private
Unit: 2/6th Battalion
Regiment: South Staffordshire
Grave: VI.D.10
Cemetery: Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville
Country: France
Information: Son of Andrew and Sarah Elizabeth Heappey; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Heappey, of Alvaston, Derby.

Ryes war Cemetery

Albert HEAPPEY married Sarah Elizabeth COOPER in Q2 of 1942

He was a member of the St Mary's Parish Church bellringers at Crich and he is remembered on the the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Roll of Honour.

Bell Ringers Roll of Honour

Source: ‘The Ringing World’ (Issue 5689, 8 May 2020) on pages 458 & 459 there is a Roll of Honour commemorating all bellringers who, at the time of writing, were known to have died during the Second World War. Around 300 of those named have been listed in a ‘Church Bellringers Memorial Book 1939-1945’ – see the reference to Albert Heappey
With Thanks to Bradshaw Prunella

Commonwealth War Graves Record

CWG Record for Albert Heappey
With Thanks to Susan Orton

Derbyshire Times 6 July 1945
Loving memory Albert Heappy, Crich, died of wounds, Normandy, July 4 1944. "Happy and smiling, always content. Loved and respcted wherever he went." – Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, Crich

Derby Daily Telegraph 20 July 1944
Official news has been received by Mrs S.E. HEAPPEY of “Lyistan” Baker Street, Alverston, that her husband Pte Albert HEAPPEY has died from wounds in Normandy. Pte HEAPPEY , who was in the Forces for four years formerly lived at Crich, where he was well-known as a bellringer and assistant cubmaster. His brother is fighting in Italy. Their father was seriously injured in the last war.

photo of Albert Heappey 1944