Lieutenant ColonelWATSON, THOMAS COLCLOUGH

Died 15/06/1917

Aged 50

Royal Engineers

V C

Son of the late Thomas Colclough Watson, of Dovercourt, Essex; husband of Edith Watson, R.R.C., of 27, Courtfield Rd., South Kensington, London.

Citation

An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 20th May, 1898 records the following

"Thomas Colclough Watson, Lieut., Royal Engineers. (Mohmand Expedition). This officer, on the 16th Sept., 1897 at the village of Bilot, in the Mamund Valley, collected a few men of the Buffs (East Kent Regt.), and of No. 4 Company, Bengal Sappers and Miners, and led them into the dark and burning village to dislodge some of the enemy who were inflicting loss on our troops. After being wounded and driven back, he made a second attempt to clear the village, and only desisted after a second repulse and being again hit and severely wounded."

Buried at GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 497

Cemetery/memorial reference: Niche 1153.


Cemetery details

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