John Albert Watts
3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
KiA 3rd April 1945
Commemorated in Reichswald Forest War Cemetary
Tales of valour
The Squadron was attacked from two or three directions throughout the day and it was undoubtedly due to the coolness and skilful leadership of Major Watts that this position was held until the late evening, when an attack from his left rear forced the squadron to withdraw.
On the following day, Major Watts led his Squadron into the village of Bras, which was occupied by enemy infantry and, with another Squadron, completely dominated the village until the arrival of our Infantry to mop up and until he, himself, was wounded.
During these operations Major Watts displayed the greatest skill and determination and his leadership was an example to all ranks.
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