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Name: Robert WATSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: R Service No.: 1212
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 23
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 51 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Pony Putter at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 3rd July 1916
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaandered, Belgium. IV.B.6
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 22nd July 1916.
Family Details:
Son of William and Hannah Watson of 51 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers and sisters.
Notes : Robert began his working life at Emma Colliery on 18th February 1904 at the age of fourteen. He left to enlist in the colours on 10th August 1914.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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