Born: 1889, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 4th September 1918; age 29; Died of Wounds – No. 13 General Hospital.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 22762

Regiment: Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion.

Formerly Trooper, 2893, Household Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Terlincthun British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur James & Agnes Watson of Ipswich; husband of Edith Janet Watson of 8, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.




1891   37, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Oliver was a year old and living with his parents & siblings at his maternal grandmother’s house.

Hannah Hearsam, a widow and living on own means, born Mistley, Essex.

Arthur James Watson, 24, a Chemist Packer – Grimwade & Ridley, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Agnes Watson (nee Hearsam), 34, born Ipswich.

Ernest John Watson, 5, born Leeds, Yorkshire.

Ivy Elizabeth Watson, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   4, Bath Street, Ipswich.


Oliver was 11 years old & living with his parents & siblings at his maternal grandmother’s house.

Hannah Hearsam, 72.

Arthur, 36, an Oil & Colourman’s Assistant.

Agnes, 42.

Ernest, 15, a Solicitor’s Clerk.

Ivy, 13.

Albert Charles Watson, 8, born Ipswich.

Archer Stripling Watson, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   8, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Oliver was 21 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 44, a Shop Manager – Oil & Colourman.

Agnes, 49.

Ernest, 25, a Solicitor’s Clerk.

Ivy, 23, a Teacher – Government.

Albert, 18, an Outfitter’s Assistant.

Archer, 10.


In 1916, Ipswich, Oliver married Edith Janet Lees, born 1888, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edith J. Watson – widow.

Oliver is also remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.

Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion

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