FIRST NAMES: Terence Joseph

NUMBER: 4390966

RANK: Lance Corporal

UNIT: 4th Green Howards

STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 31st May 1940

WHERE BURIED: Dunkirk, France

MEDALS: 1939-45 Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal

Terence Watson was the son of George and Ellen Watson of Ellerbeck and the wife of Vena.

He joined the 4th Battalion Green Howards as a territorial before the war and when war broke out in 1939, he sailed to France with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). In 1940, Terence was involved in the fighting retreat as the German armies swept westward to the Channel ports. In the desperate fighting around Dunkirk, Terence was killed in action on 31st May 1940.

Terence Watson lies buried in a Commonwealth War Grave at Dunkirk, Plot 2, Row 13, Grave 9. He is also remembered on the Northallerton War Memorial and the All Saints Church Memorial.