Captain Harold Watson, an Army Padre of WW2
A view of St Bees village, St Bees valley and the Irish Sea, the home village of Captain the Reverend Harold Watson
[St Bees Priory Church, where Captain Watson's funeral service was held is in the centre of the village]
Captain, the Reverend Harold Watson (Service No 38843) served with the Royal Army Chaplain’s Department in the early part of the Second World War. Although a resident of St Bees, Captain Watson and his father had worked at the nearby village of Cleator at Cleator Forge. He died as the result of an accident in the south of England (probably at or near St Albans, Hertfordshire). At the time of his death, on 12 November 1941, Captain Watson was 32 years old and married with one child.
The Commonwealth War Graves citation for Captain Watson reads as follows:
In Memory of Chaplain 4th Class The Rev. HAROLD WATSON
Service No 38843, Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Attached to the 7th Battalion, Border RegimentDied aged 32 on 12 November 1941.Son of Dacre and Mary E. Watson, of St. Bees.
Husband of Doris Watson, of St. Bees.Remembered with honour:
ST. BEES (SS. MARY AND BEGA) PRIORY CHURCHYARD (Grave No 58)
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