G/14696 Private Arthur James HEAD (died 9 September 1916)
Killed in action 9 September 1916
Ian Valentine based on notes by Mary Norris
Arthur James Head was born the third son of the late John Head & Isabella Warren, now Mrs. I. Mayes (formerly Head) of Cookes Green, Little Clacton.
Arthur Head enlisted as Private 2770 in the 2nd/5th Bn Essex Regiment, then transferred as Private G/14696 to A Company, 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regiment.
He was killed in action 9 September 1916, aged 20, in France, and is buried in Grave No XXXI. J. 9., Serre Road Cemetery No.2 (Somme). (Also Thiepval Memorial according to ERM Record Card?).
He is named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial along with his older brother John Henry Head. Also the page commemorating John’s service and sacrifice.
He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals, which were sent to his mother.