Laurence Stewart Watson

Lieutenant Laurence Stewart Watson
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Battalion
Cadet Lance Corporal, Trinity College Glenalmond Cadet Corps. Enlisted Autumn 1914. Commissioned 2nd/Lt. 8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) on November 13th 1914. Stationed Glasgow and Cambusbarron in 1915. Promoted Temporary Lieutenant April 1st 1916. Made full Lieutenant December 1916. Posted to 1/8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) In October 1917. Joined battalion in Egypt on November 15th 1917. Served in Palestine in 1917-18. Proceeded to France with Battalion in April 1918. Fought in Second Battle of the Marne (July 15th – August 6th 1918). His Commanding officer wrote: “Your son was a very fine officer, and died a soldier’s death at the head of his men in of the finest victories of the war.”
6th June, 1897 in Glasgow, Scotland
Death29th July 1918
Killed in Action on July 29th 1918 near Beugneux, south of Soissions.
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BurialRaperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, X. D. 10.
Grave Concentration records of the CWGC note that his body was recovered in November 1919 by Grave Recovery Squad 42 at point 184.7x279.1 on Map Soissons 33.
Son of David Henry and Maria Watson, of Strathaden, Troon, Ayrshire.
David Henry Watson (1854-1906) & Maria Taylor (1860-1942)
Accountant & Stockbroker
Sister Mabel D. (c.1882-?), Brother David Henry (1884-1916)
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Glasgow Academy, Trinity College Glenalmond.
Clerk, Scottish Amicable Assurance Office
Sunday, March 31st: Aged 3. Beuhill Drive, Troon, Ayrshire. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Sunday, April 2nd: Aged 13. Boarder Trinity College Glenalmond, Methven, Perth. Student. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Stratheden, Troon, Ayrshire
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Beta Lair 1
Scottish National War Memorial, Glenalmond College Memorial Chapel Glasgow Academy War Memorial De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour
Acknowledgements and SourcesThe Cameronians Museum – Low Parks, Hamilton Scotlandspeople Centre, National Records of Scotland Scottish Military Research Group – Commemorations Project British Newspaper Archive Commonwealth War Graves Commission The Glenalmond Chronicle - October 1918 De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour The National Archives, London
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Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

 
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