Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
871269   Private Robert Watters
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Dated added: 20/04/2019
Last updated: 12/09/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
13/04/1891
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Robert White Watters was the son of John and Sarah Watters. He was born in September 1891 in the Stewartstown area. They were a farming family who lived in Tamnavally, Killycolpy, Ardboe. Robert Watters emigrated to Canada where he lived in Winnipeg with his wife Catherine. He enlisted in February 1916. Private Robert Watters was in France five months when in August 1917 he became sick. He was removed to England and in October and spent months in hospital. He was declared medically unfit and invalided to Canada 6th May 1918.
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Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 2 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Watters family Lists Robert age 10, living with the family at house 4 in Tamnavally, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Watters family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 7 in Tamnavally, Killycolpy, Tyrone
3 Brother - Kennedy Watters Also served in the the war
4 Brother - William J Watters Also served in the the war
5 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
6 Robert Watters Attestation Papers Canadian Military Papers (82 pages)
Coagh & District in WW1
2018-2020