Private James Watson

Private James Gordon Watson, 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was killed in France, aged 27, on the 6th May 1916. He was born in Galashiels in 1888 and was the son of Thomas and Catherine Watson of 10 Glebe Terrace, Selkirk. He had been employed as a dyer in Selkirk when he enlisted in September 1914, landing in France with his Battalion in July 1915. The Battalion was part of the 45th Brigade in the 15th ( Scottish ( Division and had taken part in the Battle of Loos in September/October 1915. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Not Gone From Memory Nor From Love But To Our Father’s Home Above”.

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