Watts, James: Service no. 54062

Digitized Service Record

Source: Per email with news clipping from Jim Kelly.

Paisley - 1918 - 10 - 23 - p1

Paisley Advocate. October 23, 1918. Contributed by Jim Kelly.

Home From the War

Pte. James Watt, who was one of the ten solders given a send-off in Paisley town hall on the eve of their departure for training camp just four years ago this month, arrived home from overseas a few days ago, and is at the home of his brother, Mr. Hugh Watt, Goldie St. Pte. Watt has experienced a good deal of hard service, having put in fourteen months in the trenches, and later served in a work battalion. He is pretty well shaken up, but his physical and nervous system having suffered from the stain and shock of war. His ankle was badly injured in a motor truck accident, and after being in hospital he was booked for the [in]valid list to be sent home, but had [to] wait for five months for transportation. He expects to receive his [dis]charge. After spending four [years] doing his bit in the amry he is [cer]tainly entitled to a return to the less srenuous and dangerous life of a civilian.

Paisley Advocate. October 23, 1918. Contributed by Jim Kelly.

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