Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Watson

In memory of:

Private James Watson

October 19, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

192360

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 2, 1880

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

IV. C. 4.

Location:

Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of JAMES WATSON– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Grave marker– Gravemarker. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
		
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  • Cap Badge– Cap badge of the 92nd Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.

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  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
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  • 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..

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  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial  located in the village of Courcelette, France.  The memorial commemorates the unit’s actions on 26 September 1916 when they attacked Regina Trench during the Battle of Theipval Ridge.  The memorial honours all members of the unit who took part in the Somme offensive of 1916.  Submitted by the 15th Bn Memorial  Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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