|Place of birth||Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria|
|School||Ferntree Gully State School, Ferntree Gully, Victoria|
|Address||'Broumore', Leopold Crescent, Mont Albert, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||R H Head, 'Broumore,' Leopold Crescent, Mont Albert, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the 60th Battalion, Citizen Military Forces|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Possibly one of the very first to enlist. (details from parents)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 28), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Rowland and Isabella HEAD, 26 Bishop Street, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. Native of Upper Ferntree Gully|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 14325 Sergeant Major Fawcett Dinsdale HEAD, 1st Wireless Signal Squadron, returned to Australia, 16 August 1918; 22207 Driver Gordon Alick HEAD, 3rd Divisional Signal Squadron, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919; 1070 Pte Rowland Henry Jack HEAD, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Melbourne, 19 October 1914.
Promoted sergeant, 31 October 1914.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HEAD William Walter James|