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John WATSON (1)

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Surname: WATSON

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire

Service No: DM2/189807

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 364th M.T. Coy

Division: division unknown

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-11-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: F. 4.

CWGC Cemetery: PLOVDIV CENTRAL CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Watson (born 12 May 1893) was the son of Thomas William Henry and Emma Watson, née Kitchen. Thomas was born at Ewood Bridge, Lancashire and Emma at Steeton, Yorkshire.

1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 10, Queen's Street - John Watson, aged 7 years, born Silsden, son of William and Emma Watson.

1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 10, Queen's Street - John Watson, aged 17 years, born Silsden, son of Thomas William Henry and Emma Watson.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Watson, DM2/189807, Army Service Corps.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WATSON, John, aged 25, A.S.C. (M.T.), son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Watson, 8, Fairfax Street, Silsden, died from pneumonia, Salonica, Nov. 11, 1918.

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Private John WATSON

Private John WATSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WATSON

Forename(s): John

Born: Bilsdon, Yorks

Residence: Bilsdon

Enlisted: Bradford

Number: DM2/189807

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 11/11/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Balkans

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WATSON

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: DM2/189807

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Unit: 364th M.T. Coy.

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 11/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Emma Watson, of 8. Fairfax St., Silsden, Keighley, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: AT THE RISING & THE SETTING OF THE SUN WE WILL REMEMBER HIM)

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

17 January 1919

SILSDEN – DIED IN SALONICA

News has been received that Private John Watson, A.S.C. (Motor Transport), son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Henry Watson, 8 Fairfax Street, Silsden, died in hospital at Salonica on November 11th from pneumonia. Private Watson, who was 25 years of age, enlisted in July 1916, and went to Salonica in March, 1917. Before enlisting he was employed as a weaving overlooker by a Bradford firm. He was formerly connected with the Silsden Primitive Methodist Church, and was a member of the Liberal Club and Foresters’ Friendly Society.

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