WATSON, FREDERICK CHESTER

Birthdate
Birthplace
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Age
44
Parents
Son of Frederick William and Margaret Watson of Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Salesman
Service number
D/10539
Engagement
1939-09-12, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Overseas
1940-02-09, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-07-09, France
Date of death
1944-10-03
Died
Netherlands, Died of wounds
Force
Awards
Royal Canadian Artillery
Cemetery reference
Plot 7 | Row D | Grave 12
Grave Adopted
Unknown
Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Surveyor Group "A" T.T. on June 27, 1942.

Confirmed in rank of Sergeant on September 22, 1943.

Transfer from 1 Survey Regiment to 2 Survey Regiment on October 17, 1943.

Confirmed in rank of Battery Quartermaster Sergeant on December 3, 1943.

During the afternoon of 3 Oct '44 while proceeding on duty delivering supplies to "B" Troop, 2nd Canadian Survey Regiment, RCA the vehicle in which D/10539 BQMS Watson, F.C. was riding came under heavy enemy Machine Gun fire. From information obtained from G/51501 Lance Sergeant Fulton, W.D. who escaped slightly wounded, it is believed that BQMS Watson was killed almost instantly by bullet wounds in the head but his body has not been recovered. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire and as a thorough search has been revealed no personal effects they are presumed to have been in the vehicle.