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Private 16313 Walter H. Watson

11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action: France and Flanders, 9th October 1917, aged 23

  • Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A
  • Awarded: British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of William and Ann Watson of Perkins Row, Hartshill
  • Brother of Pvt Harry Watson and Pvt George Watson
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Hartshill

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born Apr Qtr 1894 in Hartshill
  • Lived at Perkins Row, Harthills [1911]
  • Employed as a Trammer

    Three Brothers Lost in War. A Story About one Family's Loss by Rebecca Dyde
    Mary Watson was born in 1887 and lived in the village of Hartshill, North Warwickshire. She had six brothers. The Watson family lived in a small cottage near the village green. Mary's father William worked in the local quarry as a Stone Quarry Man. In the 1900’s, the quarrying industry was one of the main employers in Hartshill and the local area. Coal mining, ribbon weaving and canal maintenance also contributed to the increase in village’s population at this time. This was also a time when it was quite usual for sons to follow into their father’s trade or work of employment after leaving school. However, by the autumn of 1917, four of Mary’s younger brothers had tragically lost their lives. Read more here....

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