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Sergeant-Major Eli Watts

Sergeant-Major Eli Watts

Male 1891 - 1916  (24 years)

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  • Name Eli Watts 
    Prefix Sergeant-Major 
    Born 2 Oct 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 15 Dayton St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Eli Watts,   b. 12 Aug 1854, Carlisle, , Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1908, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Esther Jane Kitson,   b. 19 Mar 1861, Wingham, Turnberry Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1922  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1884  Turnberry Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F17455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • 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.

    5. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 11.