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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Edward Watson RFC Reply with quote

How about this chap on the SNWM database and listed on the Sanquhar Waird memorial?

WATSON,Edward
Service Number 119615
Date Death 27/01/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Dumfries
Other Reserve Sect. R.D.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
Rank Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Theatre of death England.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: 2nd Class Air Mechanic Edward Watson RFC Reply with quote

Adam

Have this info for your info :

"Airmen Died in the Great War 1914 - 1918 - compiled by Chris Hobson : 1995 "

Royal Flying Corps : ( Page 105 ):


Watson : AM11 , Edward ( 119615 ) Rec Depot , 27 July 1918 , Buried at Sanquhar , Dumfries .



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Can't find anything further on AM11 ( 119615 ) Edward Watson .

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two Edward Watsons died in Scotland in 1918. One of them was one year old, the other was less than a year. Neither of them are obviously your man.

His death will have been registered in England since that's where he died. You'd need to order the death certificate.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a number of Edward Watson whose death was registered in England first quarter of 1918 including a 27 year old in Peterborough and (my best guess) a 42 year old in Farnham. That would be convenient for the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. If so, the ref is 2 a 252.

I will move the job of photographing in Sanquhar up my priority list.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: 119615 F Watson RFC Reply with quote

This man is commemorated by CWGC.
The details given in the entry is that supplied to CWGC. The headstone, if CWGC, at Sanquhar will record the same.

The NOK have not added to that through the verification system.


Name: WATSON
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Airman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: Reserve Depot
Date of Death: 27/01/1918
Service No: 119615
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 582.
Cemetery: SANQUHAR PARISH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still worth ordering the death certificate in order to confirm the correct forename.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: E Watson RFC Reply with quote

I've looked further at this same book and Page 265 relates to the Royal Flying Corps deaths for 27 JANUARY 1918 :

AM 11 E. Watson , Rec * Depot (RFC), UK

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Rec Depot means " RECRUITS DEPOT "


This may help you Adam so a death in the UK at Recruit stage
in the RFC


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Watson RFC Reply with quote

This publication says Rec Depot but the CWGC has him listed as Jim says " F Watson Reserve Depot RFC " and not "E Watson Rec Depot ....

The Abbreviations cover Rec Depot = Recruits Depot and Res Depot = Reserve Depot . It may be a transcription error !

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Watson RFC Reply with quote

Re my first entry and Page 105 of the Airmen died in the Great War 1914 -1918 compiled by Chris Hobson it should have read :

WATSON , AM11 , Edward , ( 119615) , Rec Depot , 27 /1/ 1918 , buried at Sanquar , Dumfries


yes 27 January 1918 death date ....


The error was mine . not the computer !..

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Watson RFC Reply with quote

Strange that the CWGC record Watson as F Watson and this publication records him as Edward Watson .

Then the variation of Res Depot in the CWGC index and Rec Depot in this Publication

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Edward Watson R.F.C. Reply with quote

Adam

As advised earlier, the details given by CWGC are those shown in the Roll ie., F Watson, and are those in the original Register. He is not a Non Comm.
If this information was wrong the family did not seek to change it, nor add to it. There are many reasons for this not being done. In this case his parents may have been dead, although his wife was not. He may have resided in England and not lived at Sanquhar for many years.

The family headstone ( in-laws) shows that Edward Watson died at Aldershot on 27th January 1918. Contact will have been made with the family regarding a war grave headstone, but they have declined the offer.

A check will be made at CWGC, I will advise the outcome.

If the check does not allow for change of the record, would you be prepared to source his D Cert ?
I think there is little doubt he is-
Edward Watson
Age 42
Farnham, Volume 2a, Page 252
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Edward Watson R.F.C. Reply with quote

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A check will be made at CWGC, I will advise the outcome.


Adam

All documentation at CWGC gives the initial as F.
Let me know if you obtain the D Cert and it could be looked at again.
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