Watson's War Records

Watson's War Records

​During the conflicts of the 20th Century former pupils of the George Watson's Boys' College answered their country's call in their hundreds and many made the ultimate sacrifice.

In World War I 605 died, 19.5% of those who served in the armed forces.

In World War II 202 died, 11.2% of those who served in the armed forces.

In addition, one former pupil of George Watson's Ladies' College was killed in World War I and a pupil died in the Korean War. This Roll of Honour provides the facts and the faces behind the stark statistics. It also includes the six members of staff who died in World War I.

These biographies are not complete and there are also several photographs missing, together with a few records that cannot be traced. If you have any further information we would welcome it, please contact us.

You can view the War Records by selecting one of the following links. Alternatively, you can search the Records using the form below, completing as much information as possible.

World War 1
1914 – 1918
World War 2
1939 – 1945
Korean War
1950 – 1953

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Name Regiment Buried Biography

John Johnstone Jagger
R.A.F. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL John J. Jagger, D.F.C., Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jagger, 9 Scott Crescent, Galashiels. Born on 5th August 1910, he entered Watson's from Aylwin College, Arnside, Westmorland. On leaving school in 1926 he went to Germany to study the language and on returning to this country entered the cinema business, becoming a manager in Dumfries. He gained rapid promotion on joining the R.A.F. and was awarded the D.F.C. in 1943 for his gallant work in Bomber Command. He was killed in action in a raid over Germany on 21st January 1944.

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