WATTS, ARTHUR HERBERT
No. 1120 Arthur Herbert Watts Corps. 3rd
Home Counties (Cinque Ports Brigade) Royal Field Artillery.
Arthur Herbert Watts.
Born Deal, Kent.
Age 17years 5 months.
Occupation Boiler-maker Assistant, SE &
CR Marine Department.
20, Seven Star Street, Dover.
Enlisted 14th December 1912,
Next of kin Father, Walter Watts, 20
Sever Star Street, Dover.
3rd Home Counties Brigade.
Attested Driver from 11-12-12 to 25-8-13.
Annual Training, Lark Hill, 14-6-13 to
Discharged in consequence of joining the
East Kent Regiment at Dover.
1004 Arthur Herbert Watts The Buffs.
Arthur Herbert Watts.
Age 18 years 2 months.
Occupation. Rivet boy, Railway Department.
Considered fit for service in the Buffs,
(East Kent Regiment) 26 August 1913, Dover.
Joined at Canterbury - 30-8-13.
Attested Private 26-8-13.
1st Batt. Posted Pte. 29-11-13.
Appointed paid L/Corp. 9/10/14.
Promoted Corporal 25-6-15.
Appointed A/Sgt. 30/12/15.
Promoted Sgt. 26-1-16.
Army certificate and other certificates of
education Awarded 3rd class 20-11-13.
Home 26-8-13 to 6-9-14.
B.E.F. France 7-9-14 to 21-7-16.
Next of kin Father Walter Watts, 20,
Seven Star Street, Dover
Mother Mrs E. Watts address as above.
Brother - ?????? 2, Station Terrace,
Sister Nellie. Address as above
Killed in action in Belgium. Sgt. 21-7-16.
Father of soldier Walter Watts, 4, Bulwark
Mother Edith Jane Watts address as above.
Sister Helen Louise Wood- age 22, 43,
Albany Place, Dover.
Holy Trinity Vicarage.
Dear Sir, re the late Sgt. Arthur Herbert
Watts, No. 1004, 1st Buffs C. Co.
I am writing on behalf of the mother of the
above who informs me she has not yet received the Mil Medal, won
by her son. She was informed during Armistice week of the fact
that her son gained --- distinction. During the interval she has
written once or twice to the War Office without any result but I
am informed that you are the officer to whose application should
(Revd) E. C. Stephens.
Infantry Record Office.
30th January 1922.
Sir, I am in receipt of your letter to
Officer Commanding depot, dated the 25th instant, and
have to inform you that there is no record in this office that
the late L/ 10044, Sgt. A. H. Watts, The Buffs was awarded the
Military Medal for service in France.
Mrs Watts was advised on the 8th
January 1921, she appears to be under some misapprehension owing
to local information she has received.
Captain, Infantry Records.
To; - Rev. E. C. Stephens
Holy Trinity Vicarage
4, Bulwark Street,
4th December 1921.
Being congratulated on my late son Sgt. A.
H. Watts, 1st Buffs being awarded the Military Medal
in France, I also read it in the Dover Paper. I have been
waiting to hear if so. If so as I am the only mother by the name
of Watts that I had two sons serving in belonging to Dover. So
any honours due to my late sons I should be proud to receive.
Edith Jane Watts.
Mother of Sgt. A. Watts 1st
Buffs and W.E.A. 6 Buffs.