Watson Robert Captain 56898

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Name Watson Robert
Army number 56898
Rank Captain
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Not yet able to be traced.
Age 27 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. KILLED in ACTION 15/2/1942.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions No details yet available.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War No - KILLED in ACTION before the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 15/2/1942 - at Singapore. Initially interred 15/2/1942 at map reference 829141 Mount Pleasant Road. Re-interred 24/6/1948 in Grave 34.A.10. Kranji War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "EVER REMEMBERED BY HIS PARENTS AND SISTER. "HE IS NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPETH". Probate granted 2/7/1947 to Francis Fowler Watson retired school master (Robert's father).
Home address Son of Francis Fowler Watson and Sarah Ann Beckett Watson of Muker, North Yorkshire. LIved at School House, Hardraw, near Hawes.
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