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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 84

Four: Private J. H. C. Watts, Somerset Light Infantry

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (5001 Pte. J. Watts. Somerset: Lt. Inf.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5001 Pte. J. Watts. Somerset. L.I.): British War Medal 1914-20 (5001 Pte. J. H. C. Watts. Som. L.I.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (5001 Pte. J. H. C. Watts. Som: L.I.), very fine (4)

John Henry Charles Watts was born in 1879 at Stogumber, Somerset and was a labourer by trade upon his joining the Somerset Light Infantry on 27 December 1897. He served in South Africa with the Regiment from 4 November 1899-30 April 1903 and latterly in North China from 22 January 1912-31 October 1913. During the Great War he was with the 2nd Battalion at Quetta (British War Medal only) and was discharged in November 1919.

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