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19892   Private Marshall Watterson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/07/1893
Died: 25/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Marshall Watterson was the son of William John and Sarah Watterson. He was born on 29th July 1893 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. The large family lived in Aughrim. His father was a farm labourer. Marshall, like his younger brother George, was employed as a cloth starcher. In September 1914, one month after war broke out, he enlisted in Glasgow in the Highland Light Infantry, the same regiment that his younger brother George had joined a few months earlier. Private Marshall Watterson was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was reported as missing in action at Loos on Saturday 25th September 1915. He is recorded as being killed in action on that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 108-112
CWGC Casualty 736803
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 94
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Waterson' family 1901 census lists Marshel as age 7 living with the family at house 23 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Watterson family 1911 census lists Marshall as age 17 living with the family at house 29 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Marshall Watterson including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal card (2) of Private Marshall Watterson can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Medal card (1) of Private Marshall Waterson can be purchased here
6 Private George Watterson Brother of Private Marshall Watterson
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023