Cpl. C. Watts


UNIT: 1st Northumberland Fusiliers

NUMBER: 18695

STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 9th April 1918

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: The Loos Memorial, France

AGE: 37

Charles Watts was born in Northallerton and he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers at Newcastle.

An entry on the family gravestone in Northallerton Cemetery states that Charles was believed to have been killed in action near Robecq, in France. He was one of the many Missing from this period, when the Germans overran the British lines in a desperate last ditch attack which, it was hoped, would win the War before the Americans could have a significant impact. Those whose bodies were never recovered are commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing at Loos which stands in the Dud Corner Cemetery, to the west of Loos on the main Bethune to Lens road.

He was killed aged 37.