Friday, 12 December 2014

Darfield Churchyard William Henry Watson

William Henry Watson is remembered on his family's gravestone in Darfield Churchyard

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Photograph by BarnsleyHistorian

Grave Location and Inscription
(This gravestone in at the bottom of the Churchyard, the first one after the path  as you walk away from the church - Letter F on the Friends of Darfield Churchyard's map

In loving memory of / Edward / the beloved husband of / Ruth Watson / of Darfield / who was accidentally killed /  at Houghton Main Colliery / June 16th 1906 / aged 36 years /  William Henry / the beloved son of the above /  who was killed in action Sept 26th / 1918 aged 22  years / interred in the cemetery Le Grande / Beaumart west of Steenwerk / May his reward be as great as his / sacrifice / Also of Ruth Watson / who died Aug 26th 1921 / aged 42 years.

William Henry Watson is buried in Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerckt in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

William Henry Watson is remembered on Darfield Cenotaph Welfare Park Church Street