Cecil Ernest Head was born on 27th March 1906, the younger son of Major Ernest Arthur Head RE and Ethel Annie Head.
He was a journalist from 1926 with Fairchild Publications Inc, Paris, and Century Press, London. In 1937 he joined the advertising agency Colman, Prentice & Varley as an account executive. He volunteered for the RAFVR in 1941. After training at Loughborough he was posted to a Fighter Command Squadron at Ibsley, Hampshire as a Squadron Intelligence Officer. He went on overseas draft in 1942 with 266 Wing (Far East). He was captured in Batavia and transported to a POW camp at Haruku, Dutch East Indies. He died at Haruku on 25th September 1943 aged 37 and his remains are interred in the Ambon Commonwealth War Cemetery.
He married Alexandrine Stopani in Paris in 1929 and had one son - Peter.
Captain Peter Head RA (Retired)
Oh God who art the author of peace and lover of concord
In knowledge of whom standeth our eternal
Whose service is perfect freedom
Defend Thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies
that we, surely trusting in Thy defence,
may not fear the power of any adversary
Through the might of Our Lord Jesus Christ