|Born||17 May 1880|
|Died||20 October 1936|
|Years of service||1899-1936|
|Commands held||3rd Guards Brigade
Coldstream Guards and Regimental District
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War
World War I
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Born the second son of Sir Arthur Heywood, 3rd Baronet, Heywood was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards as a second-lieutenant on 12 August 1899. He fought in the Second Boer War, leaving Southampton for South Africa on the SS Canada in early February 1900. Following the war, he became Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards in 1904 before undertaking a tour with the Egyptian Army which involved him in operations in Southern Kurdufan in Sudan in 1908. He served in World War I as a General Staff Officer before becoming Commander of 3rd Guards Brigade in 1918. He was appointed Commander of the Coldstream Guards and Regimental District in 1927, Director of Military Training in India in 1930 and Director of Staff Duties at the War Office in 1934. He was briefly General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1936 before retiring.
In 1917 he married Margaret Vere Kerr; they had a son and a daughter.
|General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division