Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917
Invalided – Sergeant J Head, West Yorks, Pioneers,
son of Mr and Mrs W Head, 26 Robert Street, Harrogate, has been
invalided home with trench fever and rheumatism.
Harrogate Herald - 7th March 1917
W H Breare letter
I had Sergeant J Head in last week. He had been
invalided home with trench fever and rheumatism combined. At first
he was sent to hospital in France. That was in November, when the
very bad weather was on; then he was brought to Birmingham, and
finally to the Bath Hospital in Harrogate, where he has been
exceedingly comfortable. It is some time ago since he drove for the
Harrogate Corporation. Just before the war he was in the West Riding
Police Force at Wakefield.. he enlisted a year last November, and
went out to France the following June. He is a Harrogate boy, and
son of Mr and Mrs Head, of Robert Street.
Whilst on active service one of the comrades he met
was Norman Kemp, son of Mr William Kemp, our sanitary inspector.
Head also saw Charlie Foster, painter, of Tower Street. These he
last saw one day in passing through a French village. He had
likewise met Cooper, of King's Road. The late Sergeant France, son
of Police-Sergeant France, who died long ago, was Sergeant cook in
Head's company. Quarter-Master Horsley, clerk at Knaresborough
Police Court for some time, was also in Head's company. Horsley was
killed in action. my visitor is second cousin to Mr George Head,
well-known in connection with the Harrogate Cycling Club, who
resides in Robert Street. Sergeant Head desires me to send his kind
regards to his old pals at the Front, who are certainly in his
thoughts. By the way, those who know her we be interested to know
that Head's grandmother still lives in Lund Lane, Killinghall.
Harrogate Herald - 8th January 1919
January 1st, at 26 Robert Street, Harrogate, the wife of
Sergeant J Head, a son.