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Forename(s): Eric Thomas
Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire
Service No: 904
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-11-23
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: F. 13.
CWGC Cemetery: HANNESCAMPS NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Eric Thomas Watson (born 19 September 1893) was the son of John William and Rebecca Mary Watson, née Thompson. John was born at Fairburn and Rebecca at Yore Mills, Aysgarth, Yorkshire.
1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 55, Maudsley Street - Eric Thos Watson, aged 7 years, born Bradford, son of John Wm and Rebbecca [sic] A. [sic].
1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 55, Maudsley Street - Eric Thomas Watson, aged 17 years, born Bradford, son of John William Watson and Rebecca Mary Watson.
Eric was married to Gladys Cooper in 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sjt Eric T. Watson, 904, W. York. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 16.4.15. K. in A.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Eric Thomas Watson, 904, 1/6th W. Yks. Killed in Action 23.11.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sergt Eric Thomas Watson, 904, 1/6th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 23.11.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Gladys. £19 9s. 9d. Son - Eric William. £12 19s. 2d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Eric.
Eric is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.
Data Source: Memorial Inscription on Family Gravestone
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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