GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS

 

 

Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 30th July 1916; age 25; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Watford, Hertfordshire.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 25427

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers, 18th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded; Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Watts, of Brew House, Hollesley, Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Florence Villa, Nacton Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Watts, 49, a Carter – Gas Works, born Ipswich.

Agnes Eliza Watts (nee Last), 39, born Alderton, Suffolk.

Mabel Sarah Watts, 18, born Alderton, Suffolk.

James Harry Watts, 14, an Errand Boy, born Alderton.

Alice Maud Watts, 11, born Ipswich.

Stanley Albert Watts, 6, born Ipswich.

Walter Percy Watts, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   54, Salisbury Road, Ipswich.

George was 19 years old, a Trimmer – Iron Foundry. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

Robert, 59, a Carter – Gas Works.

Jessie Emma Butler (nee Watts), 23, the Housekeeper, born Alderton.

Stanley, 16, a Trimmer – Iron Foundry.

Walter, 11.

 

George’s mother Agnes Eliza Watts, died 1904, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Watts – father.

 

George is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

 

 On the 28th March 2002 at DNW Auctions George’s medals & plaque were sold at auction. Hammer price – £110

 

Lancashire Fusiliers, 18th Battalion

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