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Lance Sjt. William Watson

British Army Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Btn

William Watson was my husband's father who had a very colourful war. He enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers his Reg No was 19837, he was in the 10th Northumberland Fusiliers he became a L/Sgt. The principle actions he took part in were:

1916 Battles of the Somme - Battle of Albert 4 - 11th July - Capture of Contalmaison 10th July - Battle of Pozieres Ridge 26th July - 8th Aug - Battle of Flers Courcelette 19 - 22 Sep - Battle of Morval 25 28 Sep - Battle of Transloy Ridges 1 - 9th Oct - Capture of Le Sars 7th Oct

1917 Battle of Messines 7 - 14th July - Battles of Ypres - Battle of Menin Road Ridge 20 - 24th Sep - Battle of Polygon Wood Sep 2nd Oct - First Battle of Passchendaeles 12th Oct

He was wounded three times but only one wound recorded in Regimental magazine dated April 1917 I'm not sure which battle he received his wound.

I have a blank space before he turns up again in the Royal Flying Corps his number is 319479. He was Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 4th July 1919. Any information to fill in my blanks would be greatly appreciated

Carol Watson











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