From the wikipedia entry
Sir David Watson (7 February 1869 – 19 February 1922) was a Canadian journalist, newspaper owner, and general.
Born in Quebec City, Quebec, the son of William Watson and Jane Grant, Watson was a journalist with the Quebec Morning Chronicle (later called just Quebec Chronicle). He later became general manager of the paper and general manager of its publisher.
He started his military career as a private in the 8th Regiment, Royal Rifles. He became an officer and was a lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 1903, major in 1910, and lieutenant-colonel in 1912. In 1914, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was soon given command of the 2nd Battalion, CEF. He was promoted to Brigadier in 1915 and took command of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. In 1916, he was promoted to Major-General and took command of the 4th Canadian Division. He fought in most of the major Canadian battles of World War I including Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Vimy Ridge, Battle of Passchendaele, Battle of Amiens, Battle of Arras, and Battle of Cambrai.
After the war, he resumed his job at the Quebec Chronicle and became the majority owner. He was also chairman of the Quebec Harbour Commission. He died in 1922.
Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 2nd Battalion as its commanding officer.