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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Kenneth William Watson, M.I.D.


Ordinary Seaman, 4354, RCN


Born: 14 Feb 1924, Revelstoke, British Columbia


Died: 06 Aug 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


WATSON, Kenneth William, OS, 4354, RCN, killed in action - 06 Aug 1942, HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Son of Charles George and Alice Maude Watson, of Revelstoke, BC.


Ordinary Seaman K. W. Watson died of wounds sustained in surface enemy action between HMCS ASSINIBOINE and German U-boat U-210.


Mentioned in Despatches Citation: WATSON, Kenneth William, Ordinary Seaman, 4354, Posthumous, Mention in Despatches, RCN, HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and London Gazette of 2 December 1942. "For courage, resolution and devotion to duty before the enemy."


Ships served in:

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Drafted to Assiniboine 26 Nov 1941 as as OS, RCN


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Report of Death  (4) Article on the death of OS Watson  (5) Article on the death of OS Watson - The Halifax Mail Sat., 19 Sep 1942



Second World War Casualty Index