10080 Private John Henry HEAD (died 21 October 1914)

Killed in action 21 October 1914

Ian Valentine based on research by Mary Norris & John Stewart & ECS 24/10/14

Ploegsteert Memorial at Hainaut in Belgium
Photo from Commonwealth War Graves Commision

John Henry Head was born in 1894, second son of the late John & Isabella  Warren, Wivenhoe Cross, but now living at Cookes Green, Little Clacton.

He enlisted Colchester on 28 September 1912 as 10080 Private in the 2nd Bn of the Essex Regiment, and then transferred to the 14th  Bn Essex Regiment.

He received instruction in Field Sanitation at Chatham 3 February 1914 and went to France 23 August 1914.

He was killed in action on 21 Oct 1914 at Le Gheer, Belgium, aged 21.  He has no known grave.  He is named on Panel 7, Ploegsteert Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

He is also named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.  He was awarded the 1914 Star British War and Victory Medals, which were sent to his mother.

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