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Lt Commander Francis Douglas-Watson, DSO

Male 1896 - 1941  (44 years)


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  • Name Francis Douglas-Watson 
    Prefix Lt Commander 
    Suffix DSO 
    Born 3rd June 1896  Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7th April 1941  Piraeus, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In April 1941, he was serving at HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt), but on 7th April, he was ashore in the Greek harbour of Piraeus when the British steamer Clan Fraser (7529grt), of convoy ANF .24, was damaged by German bombing and set afire. At 0330hrs on the 7th, the explosion of her TNT cargo sank the steamer and wrecked the harbour, killing Cdr. Douglas-Watson.
    Person ID I169052  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2014 

    Father Francis Douglas-Watson,   b. Bef 1896,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Cunningham,   b. Bef 1896 
    Family ID F70802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Fedora St Ledger,   b. 26 Aug 1899, Osford, Springhill, Brisbane, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 13th September 1922  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sub. Lt. Francis Douglas-Watson
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F70803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart