Private George Wight Kippen Watson, 11th Bn Royal Scots


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Private George Wight Kippen Watson 49096, 11th Battalion Royal Scots

George Wight Kippen Watson was born on 15th May 1898 at Stormontfield, Scone. His parents were James and Isabella Watson who had married in Scone in 1894.  George had three brothers and a younger sister.  George went to school in Stormontfield and afterwards worked with Messrs. Lumsden and MacKenzie in the textile industry.  He enlisted with the Royal Scots in Glasgow on 12th February 1917 and proceeded to France on 14th August of the same year.  While involved in the Battle of Passchendaele, George’s leg was badly wounded and he was admitted to hospital.  Private George Wight Kippen Watson died of blood poisoning as a result of his wound on 4th November 1917, aged 19 years.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.




  • Jacqueline duncan

    Apr 30, 2018 - Reply

    I grew up hearing about George who was my grandfather victor Watson’s brother. So very very sad. Rest in peace George. You won’t be forgotten X

  • Tam

    Apr 30, 2018 - Reply

    So proud of our Papa s brother. You are not forgotten.

    • Peter Olsen

      May 7, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Tam
      thank you for the comment. do you live local?

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