Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Albert Watts

In memory of:

Private George Albert Watts

April 23, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:
159208
Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 4, 1891 Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 15, 1915 Toronto, Ontario

Son of George and Emily Watts, of 466, Main Street East, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 346 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. G. 18.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation papers – Attestation Paper, page 1.
  • Attestation papers – Attestation Paper, page 2.
  • Memorial – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Charles Alfred Watts – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of George Watts – Private George Albert Watts, reg. no. 159208. Contributed to the 18th Battalion Facebook Group by Jennifer Thompson-Johnson.

Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
  • Photo of Charles Alfred Watts – George Watts's brother Charles who was born April 2, 1893.

He enlisted with the 68th Battalion on November 2, 1915 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
He was discharged and then reenlisted October 13, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario.
 
After the war, Charles returned home and eventually married Eliza Quinn of York on December 30, 1918.
  • Group Photo – His brother Charles Watts returned home after the War and eventually married Eliza Quinn of York on December 30, 1918.

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