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Lt William Watson, MC Kirkwall

 
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IanA



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Lt William Watson, MC Kirkwall Reply with quote

A brass plaque on the wall of the cathedral.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The transcription of the text

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BAIKIE WATSON MC LIEUT RFA
ONLY SURVIVING SON
OF THE LATE JAS WATSON, UDDINGTON, DOUGLAS,
LANARKSHIRE, AND OF MRS WATSON, ALBERT HOTEL KIRKWALL,
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE 29TH SEPT 1918 AGED 25.
INTERRED IN LOWRIE BRITISH CEMETERY HAVRINCOURT

The UKNIWM transcription UKNIWM Ref: 13364 has some errors.

This is Lt Watson's CWGC entry:

WATSON, WILLIAM BAIKIE
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Bty. 95th Bde.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 30/09/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Mary S. Watson, of The Bungalow, Flotta, Stromness, Orkney, and the late James Watson. Native of Kirkwall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 24.
Cemetery: LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT

He is also listed on the St Magnus Cathedral Parishioners memorial also inside the cathedral, and the Kirkwall memorial outside the cathedral.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The errors on the WMR/UKNIWM report have been corrrected
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