Henry Watson was born 11 May 1897 at Cockfield to Henry and Mary Watson. In 1901 they lived at Front Street. He attended Cockfield C. of E. School then the County School. In 1911 the family lived at Fell View. He may have served as 95299 Sapper H. Watson RE [Later Spr. WR 286964] who entered France 22 September 1915 and was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War and Victory medals.