Reginal Charles John Head headstone, Donhead St. Andrew

Reginald Charles John Head

Surname: Head
Other names: Reginald Charles John
Other people in this story:
William Head
Thirza Jane Head née Biddiscombe
William Frederick George Head
Reginald Andrews
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston, Northamptonl
St. Andrew's Church, Donhead St. Andrew
Lowndes Square, Chelsea, London
Ludwell, Wiltshire

Reginald Charles John Head was born in 1898 in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, and was baptised there on 16th October, 1898. He was the son of William and Thirza Jane Head (née Biddiscombe). His father died in 1905 and in 1907 his mother remarried a Reginald Andrews and they set up home at Birdbush, Ludwell, Wiltshire. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, and living in Ludwell but by 1917 was working as an Indoor Servant and living at 43 Lowndes Square, Chelsea, London. He enlisted in London on 3rd March, 1917, as a Private and joined the 19th Training Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps (Service No. TR/13/14596 (later shortened to 14596)). At the time of his death his mother was living at The Rambler, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He contracted Lobar Pneumonia and died in the Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston, Northampton, on 8th April 1917 and was buried in the north-west part of St. Andrew's churchyard, Donhead St. Andrew. He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.   His brother, William Frederick George Head, also served in the war and survived.

  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial
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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
William Frederick George Head