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Name:
Harold Watson
Casualty No.:
Initials:
H
Service No.:
40314
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Darlington
Age at Death:
26
Ranks:
Sergeant
Unit:
12th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, 52 Galgate
Civilian Employment:
Gas company clerk
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
19-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery,Morbecque, France
Buried:
Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery,Morbecque, France
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Harold was killed when a shell landed near him.

Date of death has been updated from 2016 to 1918 as recorded in CWGC

Teesdale Mercury-31/07/1918: Local and other notes: Killed in action

Teesdale Mercury-31/07/1918: Return Thanks Notices

Family Details:

Son of Charles and Sarah Watson of 52 Galgate (Fruiterer and poultry dealer).

Notes:

Harold had worked as a clerk at the Barnard Castle Gas Company. The company recorded the service that he had given them at their following A.G.M in 1919. After being a member of the Durham Light Infantry, Harold was transferred to the K.O.Y.L.I., and was sent to France on 8th August 1917. 

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Last Name: St Mary's data; www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Ranks: www.cwgc.org; Service Number: www.cwgc.org; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Unit: St Mary's data; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Death: www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Buried: www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Overseas Commemorated: www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Local Memorials: newmp.org.uk; St Mary's data; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;