Discovered some additional biographical information on an early Regimental Sergeant Major. He was a commissioned Officer in the Royal Artillery prior to joining the 15th Brigade!
15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade, RCA - Warrant Officer Class I Robert James Watson EM
Enlisted Royal Artillery in India 1907, mobilized with 75th Battery Royal Field Artillery, served Western Front from 15 Jan 1915, transferred to Salonica 30 Sep 1915, in command of 85th Brigade Small Arms A.C. until Armistice, transferred to the Army of the Black Sea in Constantinople, served in 130th Brigade Royal Field Artillery for nearly 2 years, resignged commission in May 1920, emigrated to British Columbia 1924, Battery Sergeant Major 85th Howitzer Battery Canadian Field Artillery 1930, Warrant Officer Class II from 1931 to 1937, promoted Warrant Officer Class I and appointed Regimental Sergeant Major 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade, RCA on 1 Oct 1939, deceased 6 May 1946 due to carcinoma of pancreas, buried Mountainview Cemetery.
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