Second Lieutenant Roy Esworth Heater was an American officer of the Royal Air Force who died during the First World War.

He was born on 14 February 1898, in Beaver Township, Iowa, the son of Edward E. and Mary J. Heater (née List), of Ohio and Iowa, respectively.[1] His family emigrated to Canada before the war, and at the time of the 1911 Census were living in Red Deer, Alberta. Heater was commissioned in the British Army's General List in January 1918.[2]

Heater, a pilot with 44th (Training) Squadron, died on 7 June 1918, when his DH.9 collided with a DH.6. The other pilot, Serjeant Alfred Pitkin, was also killed.

He is buried in Newport Cemetery, Lincoln.


  1. "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 June 2015), Roy Heater, 14 Feb 1898; citing 214, Beaver Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,651,851.
  2. The London Gazette (30477), p. 853, 15 January 1918. Retrieved 6 June 2015.


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