Born: Padiham, March 1894
Died: France, 16 August 1915
John Heaton was a local lad who came to Turf Moor to take part in a trial match in August 1914 as the club was trying out new players ready for the coming season.
He played as a left winger but sadly was unable to perform to a high enough standard and was not taken on as a player.
Private John Thomas Heaton
1st Coldstream Guards
Killed in action France, 16 August 1915, aged 21