Preston Albert Watson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Flight Sub Lieutenant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Air Service
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Heathfield, East Sussex
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 30.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee Western Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: 8.75

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 17.05.1888
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Royal Naval Air Station, Eastchurch.
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Yeaman Watson

  • Father:

    Thomas Watson

  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:

    Beatrice Philip Watson, 2 Osborne Pl, Dundee

  • Children:

    2 sons

More about Preston Albert Watson

On 16 March 1915, Watson gained his Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 1,117 (equivalent of a pilot’s licence) with the London and Provincial School at the London Aerodrome, Hendon, having sought a commission with the Royal Naval Air Service with the outbreak of war in 1914.┬áSadly, on 30 June 1915 he lost his life when the Caudron G.3 aeroplane he was flying disintegrated in flight and crashed in Dunlye field, a few miles from the Cross-in-Hand Hotel, Sussex.

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