Richard Howe WATSON

Richard Howe WATSON

Male 1886 - 1916  (30 years)

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  • Name Richard Howe WATSON 
    Born 1886  Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  Histon, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    War Memorial 26 Sep 1916  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 26 Sep 1916  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Newspaper Report 13 Oct 1916  Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS: ROLL OF HONOUR. GIRTON. News has reached Girton that Pte. Richard (Dick) Watson, of the Suffolks, has been killed in action. The information was received in a letter written to his parents by one of his chums, Pte. Impey, of Dry Drayton. He appears to have been shot by a sniper. Pte. Watson was called up under the Derby Scheme, and had only been in France a short time. He was formerly employed at Messrs Chivers' Works at Histon. He has four other brothers serving with the colours, one of whom joined the Royal Flying Corps during the past week. 
    Person ID I3417  Freeman-Culpin | Webb descendants
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father Philip WATSON,   b. 1858, Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Alice HOWE,   b. 20 Oct 1859, Girton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1886 - Girton, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - High Street, Girton, age 4, scholar - 5 Apr 1891 - Girton, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Street, Girton, age 26, factory hand (jam factory) - 2 Apr 1911 - Girton, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS: ROLL OF HONOUR. GIRTON. News has reached Girton that Pte. Richard (Dick) Watson, of the Suffolks, has been killed in action. The information was received in a letter written to his parents by one of his chums, Pte. Impey, of Dry Drayton. He appears to have been shot by a sniper. Pte. Watson was called up under the Derby Scheme, and had only been in France a short time. He was formerly employed at Messrs Chivers' Works at Histon. He has four other brothers serving with the colours, one of whom joined the Royal Flying Corps during the past week. - 13 Oct 1916 - Girton, Cambs Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1886, Chesterton, 3b 465.

    2. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/1278/108/1.

    3. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/1522/24/14.

    4. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN9067 RG78PN481 RD180 SD1 ED17 SN136.

    5. [S22] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (www.cwgc.org).

    6. [S119] Website: Roll of Honour, Phil Curme, (www.rollofhonour.com).

    7. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).