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  • Buried in Duhallows ADS Cemetery
Person Details
Mansfield Nottinghamshire
He was the son of John and Selina Watson who had four children; Ellen, Alfred, Ernest and Edith. John was born in Derbyshire and Ada in Coventry; all their children were born in Mansfield. In 1891 John, a coal miner, his wife and family were living at 3 Duke Street, Mansfield. Ten years later in 1901 they had moved to 15 Duke Street and all four children were living at home: Ellen (16) a laundry ironer, Alfred (14), an errand boy, Ernest (13) a printer's errand boy and Edith M. (10) who was still at school. By 1911 John and Selina were living at 56 Victoria Street, Mansfield. Only three children were still at home: Alfred, now a water works inspector, Ernest, a blacksmith and Edith, a hosiery hand. There was also a lodger in the household, George Ball (38) a miner. Harold married Elizabeth Kirkland in 1914. They lived at The Yews, East Bridgford. Elizabeth was Harold's legatee. His father died on 7 October 1927 aged 67 years.
In 1901 he was an errand boy and in 1911 a Water Works inspector. He attended St Mark's church, Mansfield, and was a member of the choir.
21 Mar 1918
32
2936832 - CWGC Website
31546
56 Victoria Street, Mansfield
Private
1/4th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
1st 4th (Hallamshire) (T.F.) Battalion. Formerly 6357, North Staffordshire Regiment. He is buried in Duhallow ADS Cemetery (grave ref. A.14). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Personal dedication on CWGC headstone: 'Until the day dawns and the shadows flee away. RIP' Inscription on family gravestone, Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery: 'In loving memory of John beloved husband of Selina Watson, died Oct. 7th 1927 aged 67 years. Also Alfred the beloved son of the above killed in action March 21st 1918 aged 32 years. Interred Ypres.'
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  • Buried in Duhallows ADS Cemetery
    Alfred Watson - Buried in Duhallows ADS Cemetery
  • Family grave, Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2016).
    Alfred Watson - Family grave, Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2016).