Stoker Bertrand Wallace Watson

Stoker Bertrand Wallace Watson served in the Royal Navy during Wolrd War One. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He was born on April 6th, 1889 in Vealston, Devonshire

Trade : Farm labourer        Height : 5’ 4’’

July 20th, 1902 : He enlisted in Devonport in the Royal Navy

September 4th, 1907 to August 6th, 1910 : He was posted on the HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship)

October 10th, 1907 : He was promoted Stoker 3rd class

August 7th 1910 to February 13, 1911 : He was posted on the HMS Cornwall (armoured cruiser)

February 14th, 1911 to May 11th, 1911 : He was posted on the HMS Vivid

July 20th, 1912 to November 22nd, 1912 : He was promoted Stoker 2nd class and posted on the HMS Vivid

November 13th, 1912 to November 16th, 1915 : He was posted on the HMS New Zealand (battleship part of the 1st battle cruiser squadron)

August 21st, 1913 : He was promoted Stoker 1st class

Battle of Heligoland Bight : August 28th, 1914 and

Battle of Dogger Bank : January 15th, 1915

November 17th, 1915 to December 16th, 1915 : He was posted on the HMS Vivid

December 17th to June 30th, 1917 : He was posted  on the HMS Isis (Protected cruiser)

September 5th, 1917 to January 31st, 1918 : He was posted  on the HMS Leander

February 1st to July 9th : He was posted on HMS Vivid

July 10th to October 31st : He was posted on the HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)

September 17th, 1920 to July 18th, 1922 : He was posted on the HMS Constance (Light cruiser)

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

Pictures source : Imperial War Museum

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