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David George Watt

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Hi, my name is David George Watt born 1957, christened after my grandfather of the same name (1895 - 1962). My father George Dalby Holden Watt (b.1923) who currently lives in Aberdeen Scotland at 76 North Anderson Drive is at the same address which was formerly owned by my Grandfather. My father George Watt was given the middle names Dalby Holden in honour of the New Zealander who saved the life of his father in the First World War at the Battle of Ypes. My father also had active war service with Bomber Command in WW2 as a Navigator in the RAF flying in Lancasters and latterly Dakotas bringing back troops at the end of the war from India to North Africa. Any further information and my father and I will be only too glad to help fill in and likewise.

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on 2013-02-26 13:10:45

DGWatt , from Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2013.

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by janilye on 2013-02-27 06:53:05

Hello and welcome to FamilyTreeCircles David, Just as a sidebar and perhaps you already know.
Dalby Jonathan Holden 1897-1976 was the son of Thomas and Lizzy Susan Holden, sheep farmers on Rimuroa Station, Gisborne He was with the 23rd Reinforcements which went to France in June 1917. He was wounded in the face sometime in February 1918 and spent some time in hospital in England. As far as I know he didn't marry.

by MGWATT on 2013-02-27 11:17:00

my grand father used to vis sit your Grand Father, Father & Mother when he went buying a bull for the farm in New Zealand 1920 T0 1938 and my father went vissiting family up in Scotland just after the war in 1945-6

by DGWatt on 2013-02-27 15:43:49

by brianholden on 2013-12-19 04:04:39

Hi David. I was intrigued and fascinated to read your entry, as Dalby Holden was my uncle. We knew Dalby was in the trenches, but we had no idea that he had acted in such an admirable way. We are humbled by this story and we would love to know more about your family, and maybe share more about Dalby.

Brian Holden

by DGWatt on 2013-12-22 16:12:59

by DGWatt on 2015-12-06 18:32:19

Hi Brian, have just recently come across letters communicated between Dalby Holden and my grandfather at the front and in the later years up to 1958 while clearing out my fathers house...


by DGWatt on 2016-08-12 15:04:47

I can upload a letter from Dalby Holden sent to my grandfather on August the 5th 1918...and I would really appreciate a picture of Dalby Holden if that is possibe...

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