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16085   Private James Watters
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/09/1886
Died: 01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Summary      
James Watters was the only son of David and Sarah Watters. He was born on 9th September 1886. The family lived in Tobermore town. His mother was a seamstress. Both he and his father were farm servants. James Watters married Sarah McHarg in September 1914, around the time he enlisted. Private James Watters was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded again on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was taken to a field hospital where he later died.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery
  Warloy-Baillon, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-B-11
CWGC Casualty 75191
Summary      
Warloy-Baillon is a village about 21 kilometres north-east of Amiens along the D919 to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the east side of the village and the extension is on the eastern side of the cemetery.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 54
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Watters family 1901 census lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 54 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Watters family 1911 census lists James as age 27 living with the family at house 5 in Tobermore, Londonderry
3 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private James Watters' grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private James Watters can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Watters' grave can be purchased here
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