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623200   Sergeant William James Watters
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Dated added: 13/09/2019
Last updated: 13/09/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
52nd Battalion (Manitoba Regiment), Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
13/02/1887
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
William James Watters was the son of John and Sarah Watters. He was born on 13th February 1887 in the Stewartstown area, probably in the Albany area. He was one of eleven children. Neither census lists William with the family, who had a farm at Tamnavalley, Killycolpy. William emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlistment, William lived in Winnipeg and worked as a clerk. He enlisted in 1915. William Watters served with the 52nd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. He rose to the rank of sergeant. In August 1918 he was shot in the shoulder and was removed to England for treatment. He returned home to Canada in March 1919.
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1 1901 Census lists Watters family Does not list William as living with the family at house 4 in Tamnavally, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Watters family Does not list William as living with the family at house 7 in Tamnavally, Killycolpy, Tyrone
3 Brother - Kennedy Watters Also served in the the war
4 Brother - Robert Watters Also served in the the war
5 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
6 William Watters Attestation Papers Canadian Military Papers (66 pages)
Coagh & District in WW1
2018-2020