|Charles first joined the 1/25th Cyclists before transferring
to the 1/5th Somerset Light Infantry no. 275047. He is in the
British Medal and Territorial Medal Rolls for the Somerset L.I.
According to the medal rolls he was disembodied on the 13 Jan
He is mentioned in the 25th London's magazine :-
Londoner V.1 No.2 pg.26.
Sergt. C.A. Watts of "B" Coy.,
left on 13th October on appointment to the position of Ship's
Quartermaster Sergeant. We understand that he will be employed
on transports carrying troops between Bombay and Mesopotamia.
Sergt. Watts served seven years with old "F" Coy., and an
indication of his popularity was furneished by the graet send
off given to him by his platoon and fellow sergeants of "B" Coy.
whose good wishes for his future success go with him as also do
those of all the members of the Battalion who came in contact
Londoner V.3 No.2 pg.46
the following from Jock Mason ("B" Coy.) :-
"I met old
Charlie Watts (late Sgt. "B" Coy.), who has just returned from
three months voyage to Suez; he handed me the magazine and it is
quite enjoyable to read it. What an amount of changes there have
been since. I left at Burhan, but I am please to see that things
are going well with you all.
Londoner V.3 No. 4 pg.108
Charlie Watts late Sergeant of "B" Coy., was seen by some of our
athletic team in Calcutta. He is now C.S.M., but in spite of
that added dignity, still keeps his gay spirits, and his
rendering of "Old Mother Reilly".