This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Herbert Sanderson Watson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Captain
- 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
- Date of Birth: 1885
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Fence Houses, County Durham
Jane Ann Tawse Watson nee Soutar
Robert Lowson Watson
Robert, Jane, James, Alice, Margaret, Edith & Ethel
Olive Barbara Thomson Watson (1884-1960)
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
DUNDEE OFFICER KILLED IN FRANCE.
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
Can you tell us more about Herbert Sanderson Watson? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...