Item IHM.2020.0082 - 17 RCA - Memoirs of Charles F. Watson

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17 RCA - Memoirs of Charles F. Watson

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  • Continuation of title: Presented to the Indian Head Museum by Charles F. ("Chuck") Watson who was originally from Indian Head and joined the local 76th Field Battery when it was mobilized in July 20th, 1940. Chuck remained in the permanent Army at the end of World War II and retired after 30 years in the service. He and his wife now reside in Saskatoon, Sask.

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  • [ca 2004] (Creation)
    Charles F. Watson
    Saskatoon (Sask.)

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A 68-page (single-sided) coil-bound book containing the WWII memoirs of Charles F. Watson a Canadian soldier who was originality from Indian Head and joined Indian Head's 76th Field Battery and fought in WWII.

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Chuck Watson was born in 1919, the son of Guy and Blanche Watson who, at the time, had just arrived after Guy returned from his service in WWI. In Indian Head, he was a bookkeeper and involved in real estate. Chuck returned from overseas service and married Ruth Hanson of Saskatoon and then they moved to Ottawa where he worked at army headquarters until his retirement. Chuck Watson's sister was Betty Ashmore of Indian Head (see Indian Head History Book pp 726-727).

The book is an engaging, chronological telling of Chuck Watson's service during WWII. It does not have a lot of details such as dates, places and people but has many interesting anecdotes.

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