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405715   Private Walter George Watterson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/06/1874
Died: 30/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 41
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1577107
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Walter Watterson 1901 census lists Walter as age 26 at house 27 in Montreal Street, Shankill Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Canadian Census lists Walter Watterson 1911 Canadian census lists Walter as age 31 in Cobalt, Nipissing, Ontario
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Walter George Watterson
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of WG Watterson including Toronto Star report
5 George Watterson Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (48 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023