Robert Watson signature

Robert Watson, an electrician, was drafted on this day in 1917. He was born in Deseronto on November 13th, 1893, the child of Robert Watson and Marie (née Curlette). When he was conscripted he was living at 1502 Queen Street, Toronto.

Watson was five feet eleven and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He joined C Battery of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery with the regimental number 349849. His service record shows that he left Halifax on the SS Metagama in February 1918 and served in England until October 1918 when we was sent to France. He was there until April 1919 and left England for Canada on the troopship Cedric on May 19th, 1919.

Watson was demobilized in Montreal on May 29th, 1919 and was back in Toronto with his parents, living at 271 Dunn Avenue, in 1921.