Digitized Service Record
Source: September 1916 casualty.
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.
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
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. Galt Daily Reporter. May 27 ,1915 Page 12.