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William Absalom Head

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Nicholas

Nicholas Report 10 Sep 2013 20:35

Hi. I`ve just seen the above person is listed on War Forces records website but i do not have a subscription for it. I know he died in 1944 in an air raid in London but i do not know the details and i was wondering if some one with a subscription would be able to check and see what it says. Any help would be appreciated. I will not able to reply for a couple of hours
many thanks

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 10 Sep 2013 20:42

Why should there be a service record if this is him. Probably the same info as on CWGC

HEAD, WILLIAM ABSALOM
>>>>>>Rank:Civilian
Date of Death:18/07/1944
Age:60
Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead

Reporting AuthorityWESTMINSTER CITY
Additional Information:
of 260 Corporation Street, West Ham Essex. Husband of A. B. Head. Injured 11 July 1944, at Cromwell Road, Kensington; died at St. George's Hospital.

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 10 Sep 2013 20:45

Info no different to that shown on the free CWGC site, where they have probably got their info from

Forces War records site
First Name:
William Absalom

Initials:
W A

Surname:
Head

DOB:
Circa 1884

Age:
60

Nationality:
British

Date of Death:
18/07/1944

Information:
OF 260 CORPORATION STREET, WEST HAM ESSEX. HUSBAND OF A. B. HEAD. INJURED 11 JULY 1944, AT CROMWELL ROAD, KENSINGTON; DIED AT ST. GEORGE'S HOSPITAL.

Rank:
Civilian

Record Type:
Civilian War Dead
Civilian War Dead during World War 2
During World War 2, the United Kingdom suffered around 67,100 civilian casualties due to military activity. Civilian casualties are listed on a roll of honour, near St George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey


CWGC site

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3123179/HEAD,%20WILLIAM%20ABSALOM

George

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 10 Sep 2013 20:47

Name: William A Head
Birth Date: abt 1884
Date of Registration: Sep 1944
Age at Death: 60
Registration District: Westminster
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1a
Page: 356


If he married Amelia Thorn nee Dyer

Name: Amelia B Head
Birth Date: abt 1888
Date of Registration: Sep 1945
Age at Death: 57
Registration District: essex South Western
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 177


Name: Amelia Bertha Head
Probate Date: 5 Oct 1945
Death Date: 7 Sep 1945
Death Place: London, England
Registry: Llandudno

54 Hampton Road, London E11
Died 7 Sept 1945 at Whipps Cross Hospital, London E11
Administration to Amelia Esther Foreman (wife of Frederick Charles Foreman)
Effects £458 12 9d

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 10 Sep 2013 20:54

Births Dec 1883 HEAD William Absalom St Geo East 1c 374

Name: William Absalom Head
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 23 Sep 1883, b. 27 August 1883
Father's Name: William Horates Head, Occ. Carman
Mother's Name: Caroline Amelia Head
Parish or Poor Law Union: St George in the East
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers
Address: 85 Cowley Street

Nicholas

Nicholas Report 10 Sep 2013 22:02

Thanks very much. The date will help me research it . I didn`t realise he would be on the CWGC site
Thanks again

Sappho

Sappho Report 11 Sep 2013 10:27

Hi Nicholas,

Try these:

Second World War

Service Records for UK personnel are available at the following addresses:-

ARMY

Army Personnel Centre
Historical Disclosures, Mailpoint 555
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX

Tel: 0845 600 9663
E-mail: APC-Sp-ParlDiscl-Dis4-Mailbox@mod.uk

AIR FORCE

RAF Disclosures Section
Room 221b
Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford
LINCS
NG34 8HB
01400 261201
Ext 6711
Ext 8161/8159 (Officers)
Ext 8163/8168/8170 (Other ranks)

NAVY

Director Naval Personnel
Mailpoint G2
Room 48
West Battery
Whale Island - Portsmouth
PO2 8DX

Tel: 023 9262 8670 (or 8654, 8670, 8677)

Good luck

Sappho