Watson, Alexander Milne

Watson, Alexander Milne

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Sergeant

Service No: 4896

Boer War service: Not Known

Date of enlistment: Not Known

Date of discharge: Not Known

Reason for discharge: Not Known

Other information: Alexander served in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the Royal Air Force  in WW1 and in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers after WW1 – more information can be found on our Great War site.

Born: 10 January 1879 in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland.

Family: He was the eldest of two children born to Alexander Milne Watson, a solicitor, and his wife Mary. He married Lilian Marion Weaver in 1906 and together they had three children.

Residence: In 1881 he was living with his parents and siblings at Kirktonshae House, East Roods Street, Kirriemuir. In 1891 he was living with his sister and his maternal grandparents in Ash Wood Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Employment: Not known

Death: 26 July 1947 in Vicars Cross, near Chester, Cheshire, aged 68

Other information: He was awarded the MBE in the 1919 King’s Birthday Honours.

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