John Eben Watson

RankSecond Lieutenant John E Watson 1914 Reproduced by permission of Charterhouse School
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Scots Fusiliers, 7th Battalion
Military Service

Served in Charterhouse School OTC, promoted to Corporal and gained his Certificate A.
1914 Joined the Inns of Court OTC and was promoted Sergeant. Gazetted Second Lieutenant in 7th Royal Scots Fusiliers in October 1914. The Battalion, part of the 45th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division went to France at the beginning of July 1915. The 7th RSF were heavily involved in the Battle of Loos from the start on 25th September until they were relieved late on the night of the 26th.

Born

1st October 1896, Glasgow

Death26th September 1915
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action, nothing else known.

Age18
MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 46 to 49
CWGC Information

None

Parents

Thomas W M Watson (c1865-1922) & Amelia P McArly (1871-)

Father's Occupation

Chartered Accountant

Siblings

None known

Spouse

Unmarried

Education

Kelvinside Academy
Charterhouse School, Daviesites Boarding House 1910-1914

John E Watson on arrival at Charterhouse 1910 Reproduced by permission of Charterhouse School

John E Watson on arrival at Charterhouse 1910
Reproduced by permission of Charterhouse School

 

Occupation

Enlisted virtually straight from school

1901 Census

Hydropathic Establishment, Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire

1911 Census

Charterhouse School

Home Address

1915 – 16 Belhaven Terrace, Glasgow & Cambus Wallace, Biggar

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Gamma Lair 48
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Charterhouse School, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org

Family Search – www.familysearch.org

The Long, Long Trail – http://www.1914-1918.net/

Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com

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Credits

Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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