F Head's protection certificate and certificate of identity



Army Form Z11, this is the Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity for Frederick Head.

Detailing his name, address, signature and details of service this certificate enabled him to receive benefits due to unemployment after the war for a fixed period.

Of particular note is the stamp on the reverse. This is of Wokingham Borough Council Food Control Office, based in the Town Hall (at the time Wokingham Town Council was known as Wokingham Borough Council as it was pre the 1970's local government reform).

Frederick Head born in 1878 served in the Royal Corps of Engineers. At his demobilisation in 1919 he was a Lance Corporal in the 334 Road Construction Company and a Road Foreman.

A local man from Mount Pleasant he was married and had a younger brother who also served in the War. His family remained in Wokingham and his grandaughter retains these items and his history.

This piece is part of an external collection and is not available to view in person.





“F Head's protection certificate and certificate of identity,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed August 7, 2020, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/AWI10.