George Watterson was the son of William John and Sarah Watterson. He was born on 8th March 1896 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. The large family lived in Aughrim. His father was a farm labourer. George, like his older brother Marshall, was employed as a cloth starcher. Private George Watterson was a Signaller serving with the 10th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action on Saturday 12th August 1916. He was only nineteen years of age, and had been at the front only a week or two. He was killed on the Saturday evening by a piece of shrapnel, death being instantaneous.