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First Name: Arthur

Last Name: Watson

Birthplace: Austin, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Austin, TX
Middle Name: P.

Date of Birth: 22 February 1894

Date of Death: 03 July 1965

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Arthur Pope Watson

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Arthur Pope Watson

Brigadier General, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 1st Division, A.E.F., General Orders No. 26 (June 15, 1918)
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Lieutenant Arthur P. Watson, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Lieutenant Watson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 28th Infantry, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action during the operations connected with the capture and defense of Cantigny, France, 27 to 31 May 1918. Lieutenant Watson, Operations Officer, displayed conspicuous ability and endurance in the discharge of his duties-several times passing through severe shelling in performance of his duty by which over twenty men were killed within twenty yards of the Regimental P.C.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318342   Created by: drjones46




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