Ernest Edward Watts

Name

Ernest Edward Watts

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/07/1917
38

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sergeant
3/8246
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
XVI. K. 12.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Great Amwell Village Memorial
St John the Baptist Church Memorial, Great Amwell
Not on the Hoddesdon memorials

Pre War

Born in 1879 in Great Waltham, Essex son of Joseph and Hannah Beatrice (Burton) Watts and was living there in 1881, 1891 and 1901.

He married Emily Florence Gilbert on 2 Aug 1903 at Great Amwell, Herts. and they lived in Wimbledon, Surrey then at 19 Argyle Road, West Hendon, Middx. in 1911 and later at 10 Nursery Rd., Hoddesdon, Herts. and had two sons.

Enlisted in Hertford.

Wartime Service

Ernest entered France on 30 Aug 1915 and died of wounds probably in hospital in Lijssenthoek. The wounds were received in the frontline trenches at Zillebeke near Ypres, Belgium.

Lijssenthoek was a village near Poperinge where there was a concentration of Casualty Clearing Stations.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox