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Watson, R., P/Off., 1915
In Lancashire Landing Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of KP/501 Petty Officer Richard Watson, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 07/06/1915.

Colin Boyd has provided the following:

Richard was born on 28th May 1870. He was working as a blacksmith (after previous service in the Royal Engineers) living with his half-brother, J.G.McKenzie at 13, Algernon Terrace, Wylam-on-Tyne when he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 4th September 1914.

He transferred to the RNVR on 10th September 1914. Richard joined the Hawke Battalion on 9th March 1915 and died from the effects of a gun shot wound to the head in the 11th Casualty Clearing Station in Gallipoli on 7th June 1915.

Richard Watson is remembered in Wylam on W73.01 and W73.02


The CWGC entry for Petty Officer Watson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk