WILLIAM LIONEL WATSON

LIONEL

 

Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 12th October 1917; age 32; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Stratford, London E.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 8129

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 50th Brigade.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.K.5.

La Brique Military Cemetery,

West – Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Lansdowne House, Aldershot, Hampshire.

 

Lionel was 6 years old and living with his maternal uncle & aunt.

Clarence James Sounes, 35, a Theatrical Manager – Artist, born Lambeth, Surrey.

Florence Louisa Sounes, 25, born Lambeth, Surrey.

 

1901   10, Purplett Street, Ipswich.

 

Lionel was 15 years old and living with his father & siblings.

William Watson, 40, a Secretary – Limited Company, born Lewisham, Kent.

Stanley Clarence Watson, 12, born Ipswich.

Clifford Sounes Watson, 10, born Ipswich.

Vera Gladys Watson, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   West Ham Union Workhouse, Union Road, Leytonstone.

 

Lionel was 25 years old, a Workhouse Master’s Clerk.

 

Lionel’s mother was Amy Matilda Watson (nee Sounes), born 1860, Kensington, Middlesex. Her brother was the theatre proprietor & leese, Clarence James Sounes.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to William Watson – father.

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 Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 50th Brigade

 

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