Watson, W J
WALTER JOHN WATSON
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Addenda panel.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during a successful attack at Beaucourt near Beaumont-Hamel. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Mary Ann (nee BIRCH) WATSON of Watford, and the late John WATSON.
His parents married 10 December 1877 at St Andrew’s, Watford. John died 1890 in Watford aged 45, and was buried 25 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 21 May 1935 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 30 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Walter was born 1887 in Watford, and baptised 16 December 1887 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a chocolate refiner aged 23, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and one sibling.
Date of deathon or since 13/11/1916
Age at death29
Place of death
- 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)