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Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________
WATSON, John Charles. Pte 1328 1/4th Yorks.
The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website
Killed in action while on duty as a look-out 1 Sep 1915 aged 21. Son of Godfrey and Elizabeth Ann Watson; brother of James. The Commission entry for this man has his parents living at 35 Cecil St, Stockton. He had been born in Yarm and was
living there when he enlisted in the town in Aug 1914. A letter from Capt H T Fawcett stated that
he had got a bullet just over the eyes and died on the spot. In tendering his heartfelt sympathy the
Capt said that “his loss will be as greatly felt out there as at Yarm… He was always cheerful under
any circumstances and did his duties well and willingly.” He had been in the Terriers for four years
and prior to enlisting was an Assistant Signalman at Eaglescliffe. He was a primitive Methodist and
a memorial service was held in their Church in May 1916 to commemorate his death and that of
Ambrose Wilson (see on). Strand Military Cem, Ploegsteert, Belgium
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.