Watson, (C) S
CLEMENT SPENCER WATSON
Remembered with honour Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot I, Row H, Grave 12.
He enlisted September 1914 at Handel Street, London, and was posted to the 2nd/3rd (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). He served in Malta, Gallipoli and France, and died of wounds received in action. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915. Unfortunately, Clement’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an In Memoriam for Clement in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 17 May 1919.
Son of Clement and Mary Ann (nee SPENCER) WATSON of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents married 1894 in the Portsea, Hants, district. Clement died 1941 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 10 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Clement was born 28 September 1895 in Winslow, Bucks, and attended Watford Grammar School from September 1907 to July 1912. He resided in Oxhey.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Binley, Warks, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 15 he lived in Oxhey, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death18/05/1917
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesHis brother William died 26 August 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)