EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England

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WILLIAM AMOS WATSON

In the 1901 census William was living with his father Amos and mother Agnes in East Haddon, but he was no longer there in 1911.  


He joined the Grenadier Guards as a private in the 1st Battalion, was posted to France when war broke out, and was killed on 15th May, 1915, aged 32.


He is commemorated on panel 2 of the Le Touret Memorial in the Pas de Calais.The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war.

He was survived by his mother Agnes, a brother and granddaughter, still living in East Haddon, but his father had died between 1911 and 1915.





Rank:                Privaste

Service No:     10929