21st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge) (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
10/04/1918 (Died of Wounds)
John Edmund Malone Watson was the eldest son of John Watson and Beatrice Elizabeth Watson. He was born about 1887 in County Armagh. He was the son of a Church of Ireland Rector of Charlemont. By 1911, John Edmund was living in Belfast. John was a Clerk in Holy Order. The CWGC records that he was married to Mary K Watson, of "Ard-Stratha,'' Antrim Road Belfast. John Watson joined the Army and became a Chaplain 4th Class. Rev. John Watson was serving with the Army Chaplains' Department attending the 21st Battalion Middlesex Regiment when he was killed on 10 April 1918. He was 31 years old. Reverend John Edmund Malone Watson was award the Military Cross.
Haverskerque is a village and commune in the north of France on the main D916 road between St Venant and Morbecque, two large villages south of Hazebrouck. From the centre of the village of Haverskerque (on the main road) take the D122 road to Merville. After 1.5 kilometres you enter the hamlet of Le Corbie. Continue for a further 500 metres then turn left onto Rue du Colonel Harrison. The cemetery is at the end of this track on the left hand side.