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Patrick Balfour Watson

In memory of:

Private Patrick Balfour Watson

June 27, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


15th Bn.

Additional Information


November 18, 1890

Son of Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Clennel Watson, of Greencroft, Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 179 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. H. 13.


RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Patrick Watson– From the book "Letters From The Front 1914-1919" published by The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Photo of Patrick Watson– Pte Patrick Balfour Watson, originally of the 51st Battalion CEF was KIA on the Somme during the battle of Thiepval Ridge -Regina Trench on 26 Sept 1916 while served with the 15th Battalion CEF. In this photograph of 51st Battalion volunteers from Lougheed and Sedgewick Alberta, he is seated second from the left in the front row.

Submitted by BGen G Young, 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project 1 Sept 2014.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Cap Badge– Cap badge of the 51st Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.

  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
  • Shoulder Patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..

  • Grave marker– Gravemarker. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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