In Memory Of

WATSON, ALFRED WILLIAM KNOX

Service Details
Age:
26
Date of Birth:
1915-04-17
Service No:
40486
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
202 Sqdn.
Regiment:
Royal Air Force
Date of Death:
1941-06-05
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, failed to return from operational flight between Mount Batten and Gibraltar, Catalina AH537
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
Panel 29.
Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Localitly:
Surrey
Country:
United Kingdom
Additional Information
Son of Alex Charles and Alice Catherine Watson (nee Knox), of Durban, Natal, South Africa. Born Amatikulu, Zululand, 17th April 1915. Educated Eshowe Government School. Cadet Draft 1920-30. Alfred William Knox Watson joined the British India Line as Cadet on leaving Genearl Botha, and passed his Second Mate's examination. In 1935 he joined the RAF and after gaining his wings was posted to the Coastal Command (Flying Boat) Service, where he served for some time in Malta, until the beginning of the war, when he was transferred to Gilbraltar and promoted to Lieutenant. Ex-Cadet of the South African Training Ship General Botha.