CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Edward Wallace Waits Watling
Died: September 14, 1929

Regimental Number:
50499
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
145th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Chatham, New Brunswick
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Nellie Dorothy Watling, wife, Chatham, NB
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1888
Trade or Calling:
clerk
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Date of Enlistment:
April 10, 1915
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 14, 1929
Age at Death:
41
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10127 - 21
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 145th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 26th Battalion

10 Apr 1915 enlisted in CEF in 26th Bn and served at the front with that unit. On 13 Sep 1916 he transferred to 145th Bn from 26th. During his second tour at the front he was awarded the Military Cross and later the bar to the MC. His son Lloyd would also receive the Military Cross in WW II.

 

In 1985 he was posthumously inducted into the NB Sports Hall of Fame as "the best all-round athelete ever produced on the Miramichi"

 

 

Awards and Decorations
British War Medal
Military Cross
Military Cross First Bar
Victory Medal