Second Lieutenant W. Watson

Second Lieutenant William Erskine Watson, 17th Battalion, King's ( Liverpool Regiment ). He was killed in action in France on 24th March 1918 during the German March offensive and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, France. The front was in retreat but a daring counter attack by the Battalion in which he fell, captured two machine guns and held the Germans back for a time in order that the remnants of their comrades in the 89th Brigade could escape The 17th was a “Pals” Battalion along with the 18th,19th and 20th Service Battalions of the Regiment

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