This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Preston Albert Watson
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- Rank: Flight Sub Lieutenant
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- 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
- Date of Birth: 17.05.1888
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Royal Naval Air Station, Eastchurch.
Jane Yeaman Watson
Beatrice Philip Watson, 2 Osborne Pl, Dundee
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. Sadly, 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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