Ernest Watson (1901-1918)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- WATSON, ERNEST. Private. No 350284. 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Formerly No 5203 King's Own Scottish Borderers. Born 246 Bradford Road North, Huddersfield, 23.8.1901. Son of Edwin and Mary Watson, 246 Bradford Road North. Educated St. John's Church of England School, Birkby and Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Was in business with his father as a grocer at 177 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted March 1916. Was wounded in France in late 1917. Recovered and returned to France at the beginning of 1918. Killed in action, 16.5.1918, aged 26 years. Buried BAC-du-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 12.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ERNEST WATSON
- regiment: Highland Light Infantry
- died: Thursday, May 16, 1918
- age: 26 years
- record ID: 19142
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #19142)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4648552)