Box of issue for the General Service Medal with clasp for Palestine and a British Army School of Signals Permanent Pass issued on 3rd April 1930, as belonging to Signalman A.R.N. Watson, Royal Signals, formerly Royal Engineers, who as a Boy Soldie...

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Box of issue for the General Service Medal with clasp for Palestine and a British Army School of Signals Permanent Pass issued on 3rd April 1930, as belonging to Signalman A.R.N. Watson, Royal Signals, formerly Royal Engineers, who as a Boy Soldier, saw service during the Great War out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force with the 2nd Signal Company from 17th August 1914, and would later receive a 1914 Star with the rare rank of ‘Boy’. He subsequently saw service out in India during the Waziristan 1921-24 campaign with the newly formed Royal Corps of Signals, and went on to see service in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion.

Box of issue for the General Service Medal with clasp for Palestine, issued to: ‘2306458 Sgln. A.R.N. Watson R. Signals’ - official amendment in ink to third initial in two cases.

British Army School of Signals Permanent Pass issued on 3rd April 1930 to No.2306458 Sigmn, Watson. A.R.N.’ who has permission to wear plain clothes.

Condition: Clean used condition.

Arthur Robert Norton Watson was born on 24th January 1899 in Kent, the son of Sergeant-Major John Watson, Royal Engineers, he followed in his father’s footsteps, and enlisted into the Royal Engineers as a Boy Solider (No.24828). As a Boy he then saw service during the Great War out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force with the 2nd Signal Company from 17th August 1914, and would later receive a 1914 Star with the rare rank of ‘Boy’. He subsequently saw service out in India during the Waziristan 1921-24 campaign with the newly formed Royal Corps of Signals, and went on to see service in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion. Watson died in Chichester, Sussex, in December 1981. His medals were sold in auction by Dix Noonan and Webb in July 2018.