Lewis Crawford-Watson

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Lewis Crawford-Watson

Birthplace: Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 07, 1959 (68)
Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Crawford Watson and Private
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Lewis Stanley Crawford-Watson

Managed by: Peter Norman McGavin
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About Lewis Crawford-Watson

Only child.

God-father was Charles James Watson, in parish church at Norton-on-Tees in 1891.

Came to New Zealand in 1909.

Machel & Ethel Watson-Munro met and welcomed him.

WW1, embarked from Auckland 16 Oct 1914 with Auckland Mounted Rifles on "Star of India" or "Waimana" for Suez, Egypt.

Injured at Gallipoli.

In hospital in Fulham Infirmary in 1915.

Cenotaph record says status single and next-of-kin is: Mrs H. Crawford-Watson, The Old Hall, Ruswart, Whitby, Yorkshire, England.

3 daughters born about 1925, 1931, 1940. Son born about 1922 was killed in action in WW2.

Son reported missing on air operations, Evening Post 17 Dec 1943.

Distinguished Conduct Medal. (D.C.M.) - 13/606 Private L. Crawford-Watson, N.Z. Medical Corps.

Mentioned in Despatches - 13/606 Private L. Crawford-Watson, D.C.M., N.Z. Field Ambulance.

20 Shoal Bay Rd, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand in 1953.

Gravestone is at Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.



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Lewis Crawford-Watson's Timeline

May 29, 1891
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
September 9, 1922
November 7, 1959
Age 68
Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand