Harry George Head

Surname: Head
Other names: Harry George
Other people in this story:
Charles Head
Ellen Elizabeth Head (nee Kimber)
Annie Eva Parker
Locations in this story:
Newtown, Farnham, Dorset
Chettle, Farnham, Dorset

Harry George Head was born in Newtown, Farnham, Dorset, on 22 Sep 1893 the son of Charles Head, a Thatcher, and Ellen Elizabeth Head (nee Kimber).  He lived all his life in the Farnham area mainly in Chettle except for his period of Military Service.  He had enlisted on 30 Sep 1916 and joined the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 89507).  He is known to have served abroad where a weakness to his left foot was aggravated by the conditions.  He was discharged as being medically unfit for further service on 27 May 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B279347 as well as the Victory and British War Medals.  In addition he received a small short lived pension until 13 Nov 1922.  He married Annie Eva Parker in Chettle, Farnham, Dorset, on 1 Sep 1921.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Chettle, Farnham, Dorset, working as a Farm Carter.  He died in 1979 and was buried on 2 Feb 1979 in Chettle Churchyard.


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