Captain Edward Ponsonby Watts

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Edward Ponsonby Watts, 3rd Sikhs, 12th Frontier Force Regiment. Son of Colonel John Briscoe Watts (Bengal Staff Corps - retired 17 Dec 1896) and Antoinette Helen Watts. Baptised on 19 August 1887 at Landour, Nr Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Indian Army 9 Sep 1908. Married Elsie Giles, daughter of George Giles, on 5 May 1913 in Meerut, Bengal, India. Retired as a Lieutenant from the Indian Army on 24 Jul 1914. Recalled for service at the start of WW1. Promoted to Captain 1 Sep 1915. Returned to india at the end of WW1. Murdered aged 37 years with his wife Elsie aged 31 years by outlaws at Parachinar, Kurram District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan while serving with the Kurram Militia. Also commemorated on a memorial at St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London.
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India, 1923. Capt E P Watts, The Kurram Militia.

Edward Ponsonby Watts

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