WATSON, Robert May
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Date 21 February 1885 Place of Birth Timaru

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Occupation Engineer
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Date 19 July 1940 Age 55 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
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Biographical Notes

Robert May Watson was the elder son of Robert Scott Watson and his wife, Alice Blanche née May. Born on 21 February 1885 at Timaru, Robert was educated at Waimataitai School, Timaru.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 August 2016]; School Admission Registers (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [05 August 2015]; Timaru Herald, 6 July 1920 (Papers Past) [05 August 2016]

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