New Testament of Edward Watson
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|Subject||Watson, Edward Ernest|
|Title||New Testament of Edward Watson|
|Notes||John Porter's great uncle (brother of his maternal grandfather) was Serjeant 2110 Edward Ernest Watson, 1/4th (Royal Fusiliers) Bn. London Regiment. He was killed on the Somme on 9th September 1916 and his name is on the Thiepval Memorial. |
This was his pocket New Testament.
New Testament: 'The Soldier's | Quiet Moments Bible | Reading | in the New Testament.' (London: Army Scripture Readers Society). The pencilled inscription suggests that Sjt. Watson served for a time in the 2/4th Bn. of the same regiment.
The 1/4th Bn., as part of 56th (London) Division, were taking part in the Battle of Ginchy, the fifth phase of the Battle of the Somme.
|Item Date||August 1914 - September 1916|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||John Porter|