William Watson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 14688
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 09.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Solferino Farm Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kingskettle, Fife
  • Address: 133 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Joan Watson, 133 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Children:

    Jessie, born 21.11.1906

More about William Watson

William Watson   14688   Scots Guards


Mrs Watson, 133 Hilltown, Dundee, has received news intimating the death in action of her husband, Pte. William Watson, Scots Guards.  An officer writes to Mrs Watson as follows :–“Your husband was killed while acting as stretcher-bearer to the company.  In this capacity he carried out his duties in a most gallant way.  He was very popular with his comrades, and I always found him a good and reliable soldier and a gallant man in action.”

Pte. Watson, who was 39 years of age, had been two years with the colours and fourteen months at the front.  He leaves one child and was previously employed in a sawmill in Dundee.

Dundee Courier 31st October 1917

Additional information and image very kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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