Wars Last Goodbyes
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Brecon Cemetery

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Pte W. S. Watkins (Will)

Son of the above

Who died in Mesopotamia

31 Dec 1916 Aged 22

"Until we meet again"

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Brecon Cemetery

Brecknockshire

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William Samuel

Watkins

1894

Brecon, Brecknockshire

30th December 1916

Died in Amara in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) probably from the effects of illness or disease

22

Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

First World War

Private

1st/6th Battalion Devonshire Regiment

1st Brecknockshire Territorials (South Wales Borderers)

Arrived first overseas at Aden with the Brecknockshire Territorials where it is likely he was involved in the march and withdrawal at the Battle of the Walled Garden at Lahej (Yemen). It seems likely that after this point possibly on the battalion's return to India that he switched regiments to the Devonshires. The 1st/6th Devonshires were then sent to Mesopotamia and were involved in the failed relief of Kut

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