Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Maj. Sir Francis Head, 5th Baronet

Major Sir Francis Head, 5th Baronet, late the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, died 16 December, 2005, aged 89.
Francis David Somerville Head was born 17 October, 1916, and succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1838) on the demise of his father, Sir Robert, in 1924.
He was educated at Eton and Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA 1937).
Career:-->Major, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; served in WWII 1939-45, was wounded and taken prisoner;retired from the Army, 1951; &c.
He married 1stly, 1950, Susan Patricia, daughter of Arthur Douglas Ramsay, OBE, scion of the Ramsay Baronets (created 1806); this marriage ended in divorce in 1965; married 2ndly, 1967, Penelope Marion Acheson, daughter of Wilfrid Archibald Alexander (of the Hagart-Alexander Baronets).
Sir Francis leaves a son of the first marriage, Richard Douglas Somerville Head, b. 16 January, 1951, who now succeeds to the baronetcy; and one daughter, Diana Mary Frances, b. 1954.
The funeral is at Guildford Crematorium, 5 January, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 Dec, 2005

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