Watts, Eli: Service no. 53977


Digitized Service Record

Source: September 1916 casualty.


Watts, Eli uniform from KPL
Photo of Eli Watts – Serg’t Maj. Eli Watts, 18th Batt. [Symbol of cross] Somme Sept. 15 1916. A portrait by the U.S.A. Studios, London.
Watts, Eli: Servce no. 53977 picture 1
Photo of Eli Watts – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
Eli Watts article London Free Presss May 3rd 1916
News clipping from the London Free Press – May 3, 1916.

“Sergt. Eli Watts, a Galt man with a Western Ontario battalion, writing to his mother here, sends the news that Pte. Emerson Broadwell, who enlisted in Galt, and who was in February reported missing and later killed, is a prisoner of war in Germany and is well. Sergt. Watts and Pte. Broadwell were in the same battalion and Pte. Broadwell was given up for dead.”

London Free Press – May 3rd, 1916


Cheery Letters From Boys of Eighteenth Battalion GDR May 27 1915 Page 12
Cheery Letters From Boys of Eighteenth Battalion. Galt Daily Reporter. May 27 ,1915 Page 12.

Eli Watts attestation paper 1 eli watts attestation paper 2doc5664841

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: