BSM Robert Frederick Waterson DCM, MM


1889 Feb 16. Born at 17 Cottrill St, Salford, Manchester. Son of Robert Frederick and Annie (nee Peart) Waterson

1891 Census at 6 Allen St, Salford.

Attended Armitage St Junior School, Ardwick

1901 census at 5 Edith St, Salford. Salford

1911 census. He is a driver at Deccan, India with 92nd Battery Royal Field Artillery And Brigade Staff 17th Brigade Royal Field Arty,

1916 Nov 10. Gazette for his award of the Military Medal .

1918 Sep 27. Wins DCM (Gazetted 2 Dec 1919)

" On the morning of 27th Sept, 1918, near Moevres and during the following few days, he displayed marked gallantry. When his battery was firing the barrage it came under very heavy shell fire, one gun receiving a direct hit which killed three of the detachment, and the camouflager and ammunition of two other guns being set on fire. He controlled his detachment and kept his gun firing the whole barrage. All through the attack he showed courage and resourcefulness of an extremely high order, and set a splendid example to the remainder of the battery."    

1919 Apr/Jun. Married Ellen Booth at Chorlton, Lancs

1921 Oct 26 Died Dundalk MIlitary Barracks

1921 Oct 31 Buried Manchester.

Robert Frederick Waterson
Battn Sergt Major DCM MM
Beloved Husband of
Ellen Waterson
Who died Oct 26th 1921 Aged 32 Years
At Rest





British soldiers died in Ireland