Watson William Pte 4455776

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Personnel Entry

Pte W Watson's CWGC headstone.
Pte W Watson's CWGC headstone.

Name Watson William
Army number 4455776
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 1916/17.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet, but almost certainly early May 1939. Posted ? 9th Battalion DLI. Posted ? 12th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Authority Casualty L.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not yet known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 20-May-40. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row F, Grave 14, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. His headstone inscription reads : IN MEMORY OF MY FAITHFUL SON. EVER REMEMBERED BY FATHER, SISTERS AND BROTHER.
Home address Son of William and Martha Watson, Gateshead.
Source table 1TS