Walter George Watterson was born on 29th June 1874 at Ballynasollus, Cookstown. He was the son of Joseph Watterson and Barbara Jane Watterson (nee Scott). In March 1897 Walter married Tillie Barnes in Belfast. George worked as a Cementer/Labourer. By 1903 Walter George had emigrated to Canada. He was listed as a Labourer and was bound for Toronto. His wife followed him later arriving in January 1904. By 1911 they were living in Cobalt, Ontario. He was listed as working as a Miner. He enlisted in Niagara. Walter George Watterson was killed in action on 30th September 1916.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.