25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

 Charles Albert WATTS

Charles first joined the 1/25th Cyclists before transferring to the 1/5th Somerset Light Infantry no. 275047. He is in the British Medal and Territorial Medal Rolls for the Somerset L.I. According to the medal rolls he was disembodied on the 13 Jan 1920.

He is mentioned in the 25th London's magazine :-
Londoner  V.1 No.2 pg.26.
Sergt. C.A. Watts of "B" Coy., left on 13th October on appointment to the position of Ship's Quartermaster Sergeant. We understand that he will be employed on transports carrying troops between Bombay and Mesopotamia. Sergt. Watts served seven years with old "F" Coy., and an indication of his popularity was furneished by the graet send off given to him by his platoon and fellow sergeants of "B" Coy. whose good wishes for his future success go with him as also do those of all the members of the Battalion who came in contact with him.
Londoner V.3 No.2 pg.46
We received the following from Jock Mason ("B" Coy.) :-
"I met old Charlie Watts (late Sgt. "B" Coy.), who has just returned from three months voyage to Suez; he handed me the magazine and it is quite enjoyable to read it. What an amount of changes there have been since. I left at Burhan, but I am please to see that things are going well with you all.

Londoner V.3 No. 4 pg.108
Charlie Watts late Sergeant of "B" Coy., was seen by some of our athletic team in Calcutta. He is now C.S.M., but in spite of that added dignity, still keeps his gay spirits, and his rendering of "Old Mother Reilly".


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