Colin Wilfrid HEAD


HEAD, Colin Wilfrid

Service Number: 38
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorne, Vic., 1896
Home Town: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Grammar School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No.2 Outpost Cemetery
Sp Mem. 11, No 2 Outpost Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Kyneton Honour Roll, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 38, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 38, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 38, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Colin Wilfred Head who was killed in action in Gallipoli was the younger son of Lieut-Colonel John Head.  He was born in 1896 and entered the Preparatory School in 1908.  He came on to the Senior School in 1910 and left in 1912.  He went in for farming on leaving School, and with is brother had a property at Kyneton.  He enlisted on 20th August  and embarked with the first ocntingent of AIF on 18 October 114.  He was promoted Coproral, Headquarters Signallers, 7th Battalion, and took part in the Landing on Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.  He survived this but met his death five weeks later at Anzac and was buried in No 2 Outpost Cemetery.

War Services Old Melburnians 1914 - 1918