Frederick William Watson, DCM

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Frederick William Watson, DCM

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Death: Died in Belgium
Place of Burial: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Hay Watson and Margaret Kelly
Brother of Isabella Watson

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About Frederick William Watson, DCM

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Service No: 12/1020
  • Date of Death: 07/06/1917
  • Age: 27
  • Regiment/Service: New Zealand Machine Gun Corps No. 3 Coy.
  • Awards: D C M
  • Grave Reference: II. A. 25.
  • Cemetery: KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY
  • Additional Information: Son of F. H. and Margaret Watson, of Bulls, New Zealand. Also served in Gallipoli.

MEDALS AND AWARDS

  • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
  • DCM. Citation - ' For conspicuous gallantry on the 7th August 1915, at Chunuk Bair (Dardanelles), when he twice crossed a heavily fire-swept zone to carry forward ammunition. Later he brought in a wounded man under heavy fire.' London Gazette 14/01/1916
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)

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Frederick William Watson, DCM's Timeline

1890
July 7, 1890
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
1917
June 7, 1917
Age 26
Belgium
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Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium