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VC422   Thomas Colclough Watson

BORN   11 April 1867

DIED   15 June 1917  AGE   50

VC Won 16-17 September 1897  AGE  30

Place VC Won   Bilot, Mohmand Valley, India

War/Campaign  Mohmand Campaign, India

Name   Thomas Colclough Watson   No.    

VC Issue No.   422   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Velsen, Holland

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, Golders Green, Nth London

Cremated   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   18 June 1917

Headstone   Urn (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Niche 1153, East Columbarium

Gazetted   20 May 1898

VC Presented   23 June 1898, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Inscription in niche 1153, East Columbarium, Golders Green Crematorium, London

P  Named on War Memorial at Golders Green Crematorium, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Golders Green Crematorium, London

Named on Memorial, King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

In the 1st World War while in Iraq he contracted a disease, that invalided him out of the army, and later dying from this in London

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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