Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Harry Head

In memory of:

Private Harry Head

September 8, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

144011

Age:

40

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

187th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 1, 1875
England

Husband of Jane Head, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 101 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 7.

Location:

RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Reningelst, on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Km beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible. The Baljuwstraat leads from the Reningelstplein and the cemetery is 500 metres along this road on the left hand side. Visitors to this site should note a short grassed access path to this site which is unsuitable for vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.  This book includes hundreds of photographs of soldiers, however, there were often discrepancies in editing between the details published, and the official record. The attestation papers confirm this soldier's identity.  His name was accidentally entered in the book as Harry Mead.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This article on Private Harry Head is from the Sept. 20, 1916
Ottawa Citizen.

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