Albert Head


About Albert

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • Resided town
    Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Creeler in Carpet Factory

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Kings Shropshire Light Infantry


Albert was born at Bridgnorth, Shropshire in 1898, the youngest son of John and Hannah (nee Preen) Head, who had ten children in total.

In 1901 Albert, aged three, was living at 9 Bylet Cottages, Bridgnorth with his parents and five siblings.  By 1911, the family had moved to 19 Friar Street, Bridgnorth.  His father was a carpet weaver and three of the four children, including Albert were creelers at a carpet factory.  Creelers tend the creel and  yarn tufting, twisting machines or looms.

Albert served in the 2/4th Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry and Labour Corps.  This battalion was formed at Shrewsbury in October 1914, and served on East Coast defences from 1915-17.  For more information about the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry please see

We have been unable to trace Albert’s service history, apart from that he was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

His brother, Edward, was killed on 13 January 1918 at Ruyaulcourt, Nord-pas-de-Calais, France.

Albert may have married Clara Whittall in Wellington, Shropshire in 1929, but this is unconfirmed.

Please get in touch if you can you tell us more about Albert and his family.


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