Watson William Pte 4455776
Name Watson William
Army number 4455776
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
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.
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