Watson George Robert Pte 4459442

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Name Watson George Robert
Army number 4459442
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date as yet, but his number suggests Autumn 1939. Posted to the ? 9th Battalion. Posted to the ?12th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Taken Prisoner of War - probably 20/5/1940. (The "missing" exercise shows 20/5/19423 but this may be a clerical error or the formal notification date of PoW status.) Repatriated to the UK. Posted ? Battalion Black Watch. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 3/2/46.
Company/Battery HQ 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 so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag VIIIB and Camp Number 344, Prisoner Number 3775.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Lived at 63, Warwick St. Heaton, Newcastle, and at Algernon Road, Heaton. No other family information as yet.
Source table 1TS