Thomas Watson

Military Information

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  • Rank: Captain
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Monchy, France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 11.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 5

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 29.11.1893
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  • Mother:

    Margaret Fraser Lindsay

  • Father:

    James Watson, “Laurelbank” 93 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee

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More about Thomas Watson

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Thomas Watson was a member of St Andrews University OTC when he was appointed to 6/7 Royal Scots Fusiliers. He saw much active service in France before meeting his death near Arras. “Big Tom”, as he was known, was interested in sport and never wearied in organising games for his men when the Battalion was out of the line.

Thomas Watson   Royal Scots Fusiliers


Captain Thomas Watson, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr James Watson, Laurel Bank, Dalkeith Road, Dundee.

Captain Watson was shot through the chest by a sniper when leading his men during the big advance.

Dundee Courier 23rd April 191

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Bob Thomson, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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