James Watson

James Watson
Rank: Private
Service No: 13989
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 28/6/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots (2nd Bn)
Cemetery: Rutherglen Cemetery
Additional information: Son of Mr and Mrs John Watson of 3 Kenilworth Place, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs Watson, 3 Kenilworth Place, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Isabella and brother Robert L Watson.
1901 census information:
Address: 4 Union Place, Rutherglen.
Father: John (49) coal miner, born about 1852 in Rutherglen.
Mother: Isabella (48) born about 1853 in Glasgow.
Brother: Thomas (23) coal miner, born about 1879 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Alexander (19) fitting maker in tube work, born about 1882 in Rutherglen.
Brother: William (18) coupling maker in tube work, born about 18883 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Robert Lee (15) heater in tube work, born about 1886 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Edith (12)  born about 1889 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Marion (12)  born about 1889 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Agnes Wilson (8)  born about 1893 in Rutherglen.
Self: James (6) born about 1895 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Isabella 54, Thomas 32, Alexander 29, William 28, Robert 25, Edith 22, Marion 20, Agnes 18 and James 16

Evening Times 3/7/1915

Newspaper transcript –  Mrs Watson, 3 Kenilworth Street, Rutherglen, on receiving the news of her son Private James Watson, 2nd Royal Scots, having been wounded, travelled to the hospital at Shornecliffe, Kent, and was just in time to see him pass away. Private Watson was wounded in action and brought to the Bevan Hospital at Kent. He will be buried on Saturday afternoon with military honours.

Daily Record 3/7/1915

Newspaper transcript – Military Funeral. On Saturday afternoon Private James Watson, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, who was wounded in action and who died in Bevan Hospital, Kent, on Monday last, was buried in Rutherglen Cemetery with military honours. A detachment of the Royal Field Artillery from Maryhill with a firing party conveyed the body, which was laid on a gun carriage, to the grave, where a short service was held. The Last Post was sounded, and three volleys fired one the last resting-place of the deceased soldier.