Lt John Wallis Muirhead, RFA

Collins Papers

1897 Sep 1. Born Prestwich, Lancs

1901 census at Farnah Green, Milford, Belper, Derbys

1911 census he is not with his parents. I suspect he is at boarding school

1915 Oct 8. The undermentioned to be temp Second Lieutenants. John Wallis Muirhead

1917 Dec 23. R.H. and R.F.A.— Temp. Lt. J. W. Muirhead, from A.S.C., to be temp. Lt.

1918 Nov 11. Martin Gilbert indicates the Lt. J.W. Muirhead in this snippet came from a journal called "Gunfire". This could be either this man or an officer with same initials in Seaforths. "The war was over. Marching into Mons, Lieutenant J.W. Muirhead saw the corpses of three British soldiers 'each wearing the medal ribbon of the 1914 Mons Star. They had been killed by machine gun fire that morning. As we got into Mons there were bodies of many of the enemy lying in the streets, also killed that day....Boys were kicking them in the gutter....The bells in the belfry were playing Tipperary'."

1919 Apr 12. RH and RFA . The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service:Temp. Lt. J. W. Muirhead, and retains the rank of Lt.

1921 Jun 1. Joined ADRIC with service number 2020. Posted to Depot Coy.

1921 Sep 25. Promoted Section Leader.

1922 Jan 18 He was one of 6 representatives of ADRIC men to sign the Dispersal Terms

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 Apr/Sep Married in Dublin to Oliva Frances McElroy (children born in Cheshire - John D b.1928 and Kathleen M b.1931)

1943 May 28. OBE Gazetted to John Wallis Muirhead, Esq., Honorary Fire Prevention Adviser, North Western Civil Defence Regional Headquarters

1943 Oct 18. Leaves UK on Queen Mary for New York. He is a "Bank Director" born Prestwich

1974 Apr/Jun Died Cheltenham.