Born: 1895, Ipswich
Died: 23rd December 1918; age 22; Died of Wounds.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 308249
Regiment: Royal Tank Corps, 1st Battalion.
Formerly 12040, Suffolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pas de Calais,
1901 5, Dove Yard, Ipswich.
James was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Henry Watkins, 44, a Town’s Sanitary Labourer – Drains, born Monmouthshire, Wales.
Louisa Watkins (nee Stanton), 37, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Bessie Watkins, 14, a Corset – Stay Maker, born Ipswich.
Fanny Watkins, 10, born Ipswich.
John C. Watkins, 7, born Ipswich.
Louisa Watkins, 1, born Ipswich.
1911 5, Dove Yard, Ipswich.
James was 15 years old & living with his parents.
Henry, 56, a Sanitary Labourer – Borough Council.
Rose Watkins, 9, born Ipswich.
Violet Watkins, 6, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa Watkins – mother.