information courtesy of David Manning
War Memorial - The Thinker
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War 1 - Airmen - Huntingdon
331065, No. 9 Cadet Wing, Royal Air Force. Died of pneumonia 7 November
1918 in Shornecliffe Military Hospital. Aged 21. Husband of A. D.
L. Watson (formerly Archer), of 8, Princes St., Huntingdon. Buried
in HUNTINGDON (PRIORY ROAD) CEMETERY, Huntingdon. Plot and Grave
Hunts. Cyclists Battalion & 2nd Lt. RFC. Native of
Huntingdon. Served as pilot with 45 Squadron from January 1917.
Killed in action 6th April 1917, aged 19; flying Sopwith Strutter,
with observer 2nd Lt. F. G. Truscott M.C. (died of wounds); on photographic
reconnaissance, attacked by enemy fighters over Lille and shot down.
Buried at Tournai, Belgium.
18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry & Lt. RFC. Native
of Huntingdon. Killed in action 6th February 1917, aged 24, while
serving as observer with 20 Squadron; flying FE.2d, with pilot 2nd
Lt. M. E. Woods (wounded & POW), shot down by enemy fighter
south-east of Gheluvelt, while on photographic reconnaissance. Buried
at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.
30 March, 2018