Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Henry Watson

In memory of:

Private William Henry Watson

June 30, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

A/4232

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

3rd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of John George and Euphemia Watson, of Huntsville, Ontario. Born in Ireland.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. H. 23.

Location:

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Stone of Remembrance ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Inscription
  • Plaque– The efforts of the Toronto Railway Mail Clerks during the Great War, including those who made the supreme sacrifice were remembered by a commemorative plaque at the Canadian Postal Museum once housed within the Canadian Museum of Civilization. www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau Photo Credit: André M. Levesque

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