Herbert Sanderson Watson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Captain
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 26.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 115 to 119

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1885
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Fence Houses, County Durham
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Ann Tawse Watson nee Soutar

  • Father:

    Robert Lowson Watson

  • Siblings:

    Robert, Jane, James, Alice, Margaret, Edith & Ethel

  • Spouse:

    Olive Barbara Thomson Watson (1884-1960)

  • Children:

    Olive, born 25.09.1908 & Herbert born 18.07.1912

More about Herbert Sanderson Watson

Herbert has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Cpt Robert Lowson Watson, 4th Battalion, Black Watch who died 08.02.1916.

Herbert S. Watson   8th Gordon Highlanders


Intimation reached Dundee yesterday that Captain Herbert S. Watson, of the 8th Gordon Highlanders (Kitchener’s Army), was killed in France on Saturday last.

Captain Watson was a son of the late Mr R. L. Watson of James Watson & Co., Ltd., and was born and brought up in Dundee.  He had been in business himself for some years in the South, and on the outbreak of war joined the army.  Within the past month he was promoted Captain.  Captain Watson is survived by a widow and two children.

Dundee Courier 1st October 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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