Clement Gordon Wakefield Head

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Lieutenant-Commander Clement Gordon Wakefield Head, R.N. (4 February, 1885 – 25 November, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Seaford, the son of J. J. Head, Esq..

Head was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1906.

Head was appointed in command of the submarine C 10 on 1 January, 1910.[1]

In 1912, Head applied to attend the Central Flying School, but withdrew at some point upon realizing that his training in submarines would thereby be wasted.

Head was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1914.

Head died when D 2 was lost off the German coast. He had taken command only after the previous captain, Arthur George Jameson had fallen overboard two days prior. His death was understood only to have occurred between 25 November and 1 Decembar, 1914, but the latter date was selected as the official one.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. A 6
15 Mar, 1906[2] – 4 Nov, 1907
Succeeded by
Julian T. Tenison
Preceded by
Owen H. Collyns
Captain of H.M.S. B 5
1 Jan, 1909[3] – 1 Jan, 1910
Succeeded by
Henry H. G. D. Stoker
Preceded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. C 10
1 Jan, 1910[4] – 16 Jan, 1911
Succeeded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Preceded by
Andrew F. G. Tracy
Captain of H.M.S. C 32
16 Jan, 1911[5] – 8 Feb, 1913
Succeeded by
Brownlow V. Layard
Preceded by
Arthur G. Jameson
Captain of H.M.S. D 2
23 Nov, 1914 – c. 25 Nov, 1914
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 345.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 319.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  5. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 280.