Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
12291   Private George Watterson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/03/1896
Died: 12/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15C
CWGC Casualty 819804
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 91
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Waterson' family 1901 census lists George as age 4 living with the family at house 23 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Watterson family 1911 census lists George as age 15 living with the family at house 29 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private George Watterson including photo
4 Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch Visit of grave in France
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Private George Watterson can be purchased here
6 Private Marshall Watterson Brother of Private George Watterson
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023