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George Watson - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 15.929 W 075° 42.891
18T E 443919 N 5012691
Quick Description: George W. Watson served with the 1st Special Services Force, later known as the "Devil's Brigade". George W. Watson été affecté à la Première Force de Service spécial, surnommée par la suite, « Brigade du Diable ».
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/16/2019 12:03:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

George Watson Gazebo

This gazebo is named in recognition of the excellence, courage and exceptional service of

George Watson

George W. Watson (1919-2014) joined the Canadian Army in 1940, at the age of 21. Following his training, he was posted to the 1st Special Services Force. This joint elite American-Canadian Unit, later referred to as the "Devil's Brigade" was known for carrying out particularly dangerous and arduous assignments.

George served in Italy, joining Operation Husky. Towards the end of the war, George was wounded by shrapnel and honourably discharged. In recognition of his contributions, George was awarded several medals of honour, bravery and distinction.

After settling in Ottawa, George spent the last thirty years of his life as a resident of Heart's Desire.

Approved by Ottawa Municipal Council on June 24, 2015.

Mayor
Jim Watson

Councillor
Michael Qaqish
(Gloucester-South Nepean)

Inscription sur la plaque:

Gazebo George-Watson

Ce kiosque est nommé en reconnaissance de l’excellence, du courage et du service exceptionnel de

George Watson

George W. Watson (1919-2014) s’est engagé dans l’Armée canadienne, à l’âge de 21 ans. Après son entraînement militaire, il a été affecté à la Première Force de Service spécial, unité d’élite canado-américaine surnommée par la suite, « Brigade du Diable » en raison de la dangerosité et de la difficulté de ses missions.

George a servi en Italie, ou il a participé à l’Opération Husky et à la libération du pays par les Alliés. Vers la fin de la guerre, blessé par un éclat d’obus, il a été libéré honorablement. En reconnaissance de ses contributions, il a reçu plusieurs médailles d’honneur, de bravoure et de distinction.

George est venu s’installer à Ottawa ou il a passé ses trente dernières années dans le secteur de Heart’s Desire.

Approuvé par le Conseil municipal d’Ottawa le 24 juin 2015.

Maire
Jim Watson

Conseiller Michael Qaqish
(Gloucester-Nepean-Sud)
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Type of memorial: Plaque

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