Carmathen Pals First World War Medal Pair

British War and Victory Medals, officially impressed as issued (full entitlement), to

47756, Private Charles Manning Head, Welsh Regiment.

Charles was the Son of Samuel and Mary Head, of Mid Street, Farcet, Huntingdon, and the Husband of Annie J. Head (nee Welbourn), of 45, Padholme Road, Farcet.

He served with Peterborough Police prior to the war, before enlisting into the army, and being posted to France, where he joined the 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

The battalion was raised at Rhyl as the Carmarthen Pals battalion, becoming attached to 114 Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division.

Charles probably joined the battalion after the attack on Mametz Wood, in the summer of 1916.

He was killed in action during the build up to the attack on Pilckem Ridge, on 27 July 1917.

Charles was 24 years old, and is buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium.

A War Memorial which commemorates Charles was recently uncovered and rededicated at the Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters at Hinchingbrooke Park.




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