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Frederick Wallace Watson was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of Wallace and Hannah Sarah Watson. In 1901, he was living at 330 Hordern Road, together with Frederick’s brother Alfred T. and sister Millicent A.

He enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 1609), and rose to the rank of Serjeant. He died on 13 October 1915 in the assault on the Hohenzollern Redoubt. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, and he was also honoured in the service at St Andrew’s Church for the “Brave Men of Whitmore Reans”, reported in the Express & Star on 25 October 1915. The Black Country Territorials site also has further biographical information about him.