Corporal Robert Watson

Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Died: Saturday 5 May 1917 (aged 28)

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Record:
WATSON, ROBERT
Additional information:
Son of Joseph and Mary Leitch Watson. Born at Glasgow, Scotland.
Cemetery:
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Country:
France

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Sergeant Robert Watson

Sergeant Robert Watson 12068. Unit: 99th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Death: 28 July 1916, Somme, Western Front.
CWGC family information: son of Mrs. Archibald Elliot, of Douglas; husband of Janet Gordon Watson, of The Yards, Townhead, Douglas, Lanarkshire.

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Oral history

British officer served with Mountain Artillery Training Centre, Royal Artillery, in GB and India, 1945-1947; served with 307 Field Regt (South Notts Hussars), RA in GB, 1951-1966 …
REEL 1 Recollections of background in Bristol, 1925-1943: family history and circumstances; brothers' war service; preparatory school; education at Radley College, Abingdon including OTC training and effects of war; German air raids on Bristol, ca 1941; background to volunteering to join Royal …

Oral history

British civilian joiner worked at Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park in GB, 1938-1945
REEL 1 Recollections of period as joiner at Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park in GB, 1938-1945: sale of Leon Estate, 1937; erection of Hut 1; work of telephone engineers, 1939; outstation at Whaddon Hall; erection of wooden huts, 1938-1943; construction of blast-proof telephone …

Oral history

British private served with 2nd Bn Royal Hampshire Regt in GB and on Western Front, 1917-1918; served with occupation force in Germany, 1918-1919; served with Allied Intervention Force in Russia 1919; served in Egypt, 1920-1921 …
REEL 1: Background in Liverpool, 1896-1917: family; education; employment in Liverpool and Birmingham; attitude to outbreak of war and question of volunteering for military service. Aspects of training with 2nd Bn Royal Hampshire Regt in GB, 1917-1918: description of training at camps in Crowborough …

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Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Holy Trinity Church (WMR 39071)
Location:
Hoxton, Greater London
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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St Albans Organ - WW1 (WMR 42177)
Location:
Windy Nook, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Plane Street Wesleyan Church - WW1 - Roll Of Honour (WMR 35375)
Location:
Kingston Upon Hull, Humberside
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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St John Parishioners (WMR 42570)
Location:
Nelson, Lancashire
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Castle Douglas (WMR 8549)
Location:
Castle Douglas, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Hanover Congregational Church And Sunday School (WMR 26825)
Location:
Heaton Norris, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Kelso (WMR 5659)
Location:
Kelso, Borders
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Kilmarnock (WMR 5962)
Location:
Kilmarnock, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Kilmarnock (WMR 5962)
Location:
Kilmarnock, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Robert Watson (40621 of Highland Light Infantry) (WMR 77991)
Location:
Kelton, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Martham (WMR 19939)
Location:
Martham, Norfolk
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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St Cuthberts Church - Tablet WW1 And WW2 (WMR 42057)
Location:
Blaydon, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Blaydon And District (WMR 2061)
Location:
Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Barrowford Memorial Park (WMR 10598)
Location:
Barrowford, Lancashire
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Dromore - County Down WW1 & WW2 (WMR 6123)
Location:
Dromore, Down
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Maybole Cenotaph (WMR 81578)
Location:
Maybole, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Officers And Men From Gateshead Area - Honours (WMR 47985)
Location:
Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Newcastle Upon Tyne Incorporated Law Society - WW1 (WMR 48339)
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Strathaven West Parish Church (WMR 86625)
Location:
Strathaven, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Staveley - Figure (WMR 654)
Location:
Staveley, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Chalmers Church (WMR 86631)
Location:
Larkhall, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Muiravonside (WMR 78632)
Location:
Whitecross, Central
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
R Watson (WMR 74238)
Location:
Wetheral, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Appleton-le-Street, Amotherby, Swinton, Broughton & Hildenley Roll of Service (WMR 81161)
Location:
Amotherby, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Lauder United Free Church WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 81216)
Location:
Lauder, Borders
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Kinghorn (WMR 5720)
Location:
Kinghorn, Fife
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Kinghorn Parish Church - WW1 Plaque (WMR 56508)
Location:
Kinghorn, Fife
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Hilton Lodge No. 2262 (WMR 68958)
Location:
Dundee, Tayside
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Kilrenny (WMR 5760)
Location:
Cellardyke, Fife
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Parish of Lamington and Wandel- WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 76316)
Location:
Hamilton, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Parish of Lamington and Wandel- WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 76316)
Location:
Hamilton, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Collace Parish Church WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 82204)
Location:
Collace, Tayside
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Mauchline-Column (WMR 81720)
Location:
Mauchline, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Barrow Hill (WMR 668)
Location:
Barrow Hill, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Wetheral Ecclesiastical Parish Roll of Honour - WW1 (WMR 3891)
Location:
Wetheral, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Wetheral Lych Gate (WMR 3114)
Location:
Wetheral, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Gilmerton (WMR 88830)
Location:
Gilmerton, Lothian
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Douglas (WMR 54203)
Location:
Douglas, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
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Caledonian Railway (WMR 13356)
Location:
Glasgow, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
St Helens Roll Of Honour - WW1 (WMR 30956)
Location:
Wheldrake, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Neilston Old Church -Window (WMR 90371)
Location:
Neilston, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Galashiels (WMR 56992)
Location:
Galashiels, Borders
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Strathaven (WMR 86786)
Location:
Strathaven, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Neilston Public School (WMR 90283)
Location:
Neilston, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Watson, Robert
Memorial:
Coalbrookdale - WW1 and WW2 (WMR 13847)
Location:
Coalbrookdale, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Watson, R
Memorial:
Saint Hild & Saint Helen WW1 (WMR 69899)
Location:
Dawdon, Durham
Name recorded:
Watson, R
Memorial:
Men of HMT Minesweepers and Fishermen - WW1 (WMR 51897)
Location:
Grimsby, Humberside
Name recorded:
Watson, R
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Mersey Docks And Harbour Board (WMR 15440)
Location:
Kensington, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Watson, R
Memorial:
Mersey Docks And Harbour Board (WMR 15440)
Location:
Kensington, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Watson, R
Memorial:
Leiston Roll Of Honour WW1 (WMR 47727)
Location:
Leiston, Suffolk
Record identifier:
Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files (R1478723)
Name recorded:
Private Watson, Robert Arnold 711
Unit:
28th Australian Infantry Battalion
Record identifier:
People (P10082065)
Name recorded:
Private Robert Arnold Watson 711
Unit:
28th Australian Infantry Battalion
Record identifier:
First World War Embarkation Roll (R1766692)
Name recorded:
Private Watson, Robert Roy 1163
Unit:
Record identifier:
People (P10369970)
Name recorded:
Private Robert Roy Watson 1163
Unit:
Date of embarkation:
23 November 1917
Record identifier:
First World War Embarkation Roll (R1827969)
Name recorded:
Private Watson, Robert 2244
Unit:
Record identifier:
First World War Embarkation Roll (R1779651)
Name recorded:
Driver Marshall, Robert Watson 3079
Unit:
Record identifier:
People (P10536590)
Name recorded:
Private Robert Watson 20522
Unit:
Date of embarkation:
17 July 1918
Record identifier:
People (P10431244)
Name recorded:
Private Robert Watson 2244
Unit:
Date of embarkation:
6 June 1915
Record identifier:
People (P10527060)
Name recorded:
Private Ernest Robert James Watson 3299
Unit:
Date of embarkation:
30 December 1915
Record identifier:
People (P10481112)
Name recorded:
Private Robert Watson Stokes 1374
Unit:
Date of embarkation:
18 November 1915
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Name:
Private R Watson
Context:
award
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
3 DIVISION: 12 Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (page 153)
Name:
Private R Watson
Context:
award
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
3 DIVISION: 12 Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (page 153)
Name:
Private R Watson
Context:
award
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
3 DIVISION: 12 Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (page 153)
Name:
Captain Watson
Context:
other
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (page 185)
Name:
Second Lieutenant Watson
Context:
combat
Date:
3 May 1917
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 1 Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (page 290)
Name:
Second Lieutenant Watson
Context:
joined
Date:
6 May 1917
Diary:
4 DIVISION: Brigade Machine Gun Company (page 161)
Name:
Captain L G Watson
Context:
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (page 220)
Name:
Private J Watson
Context:
other
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
6 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Durham Light Infantry (page 289)
Name:
Captain L G Watson
Context:
Wounded
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (page 185)
Name:
Corporal A Watson
Context:
award
Date:
30 Apr 1917
Diary:
3 CAVALRY DIVISION: 3 Dragoon Guards (page 427)