WATSON, Frank Reginald

Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. 11 September 1918

Frank Watson attended Halesowen C of E school and enlisted in the 'Ox and Bucks'. He went to the 2nd Battalion which had been engaged in front line service since August 1914. In 1918 they fought in the Advance to Victory, and on the 11th September were close to the complexities of the Hindenburg Line. This was the Battle of Havrincourt and the objective was difficult. It was a section of the Canal du Nord on a pitch black night and facing strong defences and enemy machine-gunners. It was a success but losses to D Company of the 2/Ox and Bucks were heavy and included Private Frank Watson. He was killed in action on the 11th September and commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois, Halesowen and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

View Memorial...

Get involved with our project...

If you have information about Frank Reginald watson. or any of the Men & Memorials of Dudley we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out our online form with your details and we will get in touch with you to find out more.

Send us your information...