Lt Cdr C H E Head Rn

Our reference
49793
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period

Current location

ST ANNS CHURCH,Portsea,Portsmouth,Hampshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SU 631 005
Denomination: Unknown

Description

RECTANGULAR METAL PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A BACKBOARD. FOLIATE BORDER ON THE PLAQUE. SHIPS BADGE DEPICTED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PLAQUE

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF LIEUT-COMMANDER/ CHARLES HAROLD EVELYN HEAD RN/ BORN 1ST AUGUST 1882 DIED 22ND MAY 1915/ THE WHITEHEAD OFFICER OF HMS VERNON/ KILLED IN A RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT GRETNA GREEN WHILE ON NAVAL SERVICE/ HIS LIFE WAS ONE OF UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW OFFICERS.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Non-combat deaths
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Backboard
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

The Railway accident referred to was in fact the Quintinshill Rail Disaster in which a total of 227 people, mainly soldiers of the 1/7th (Leith) Battn Royal Scots, were killed. In addition to the plaque there is also a stained glass window in Plasnewynydd Church.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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