Watters grave

WATTERS, Robert Cecil

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Fordwich, Ontario
Original Unit
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
18 years 11 months
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        5th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             14th Infantry Brigade
                                             161st Battalion - Huron County - Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
 SERVICE NO:                  654815
RESIDENCE:                    Fordwich – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            October 21, 1897
                                             Howick Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           November 15, 1916             18 years      11 months
CEMETERY:                     Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery – Liverpool –
                                             Lancashire - England
                                             VI     C.E.     94
PARENT:                           Mrs. Charlotte Watters – Toronto - Ontario
Occupation:                        Printer                                  Religion:     Church of England
Enlistment:                         Fordwich – May 12, 1916 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age:                 18 years     7 months

Private Watters arrived in England on November 11, 1916 and was admitted to the Military Hospital located at Seaforth in Liverpool that same day. In all probability he had contacted pneumonia on the voyage from Canada to England. He was a very slight man of 130 pounds.
Five days later on November 15, 1916 at 9:45pm he died of pneumonia.