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Private 12647 George Watson

11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action: France and Flanders, 23rd September 1917, aged 27

  • Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of William and Ann Watson of Perkins Row, Hartshill
  • Brother of Pvt Walter Watson and Pvt Harry Watson
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Hartshill

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born c1891 in Hartshill. Baptised 19 Apr 1891 in Hartshill
  • Lived at Perkins Row, Harthills [1911]
  • Employed as a Filler

    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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