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Sergeant-Major Eli Watts 

Sergeant-Major Eli Watts

Male 1891 - 1916

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  • Prefix  Sergeant-Major 
    Birth  2 Oct 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 
    • Watts, Eli Sergeant Major.Killed at the Somme September 15, 1915. He was attached to the 18th Battalion. He was leading his company into action when he was killed. His mother is Mrs. Esther Watts, 15 Dayton St., Galt, Ontario.

      Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One
    Watts,Eli-WW1.jpg
    Watts,Eli-WW1.jpg
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, 29th Regiment, Service #53977 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Sergeant Major, 18th Mattalion 
    Misfortune  1916 
    Killed in WW1 
    Died  15 Sep 1916  Somme, , Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Website  2009 
    Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white, full-length studio portrait of Sergeant-Major Eli Watts, in uniform.

      Notes: Sergeant-Major Watts, of the 18th Battalion, was killed in Somme, France on 15 September 1916.

      This photograph was taken in London, England.

      Inscriptions:
      Front: Serg't Maj. Eli Watts, 18th Batt. [Symbol of cross] Somme Sept. 15 1916.
    Residence  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  15 Dayton St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-66958P 
    Buried  Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I66958  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Eli Watts,   b. 12 Aug 1854, Carlisle, , Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1908 
    Mother  Esther Kitson,   b. 19 Mar 1861, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F17455  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Eli Watts
    Eli Watts
    Grace Schmidt Room of Local History digital collection

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-1 Page 2.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Eli Watts Birth Date: 2 Oct 1891 Birth Location: Galt, Ontario Relative: Mrs Esther Watts Relationship: Mother Regiment Number: 53977

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    4. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Oct 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 1916 - Somme, , Centre, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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