Lieutenant Edward Wallace Waits Watling

Regimental Number:
50499
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
145th Battalion
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Enlistment Date:
April 10, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
27
Enlisted at:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
clerk
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
September 14, 1929
Age at Death:
41
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1888
Next of Kin:
Nellie Dorothy Watling, wife, Chatham, NB
Place of Birth:
Chatham, New Brunswick
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
Not Specified
Interned:
Married:
Married
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
Feet Inches
Chest:
Inches
Expansion:
Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^ra10127 - 21
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private
Canadian Infantry
26th Battalion
Lieutenant
Canadian Infantry
145th Battalion
Awards and Decorations
Military Cross, Military Cross First Bar, Victory Medal, British War Medal
Notes

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"

 

 

Research Notes