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Watson, Arthur E.locked

Born 29 Feb. 1880; y s of late Aaron Watson, journalist; m 1904, Lily (d 1960), y d of late Edward Waugh, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, and Gateshead; no children; died 18 Sept. 1969


Rutherford Coll., Newcastle; Alleyn’s School, Dulwich; Armstrong College, Newcastle


Began journalistic career on Newcastle Daily Leader, and joined the Daily Telegraph in 1902; Assistant Editor, 1923; Editor, 1924–50; served European War, 1914–18, in France, Royal Field Artillery; acting Major, 1918; Hon. Treasurer of the Institute of Journalists, 1923–28; Chairman of the London District, 1921; Pres., Merton and Morden Conservative Assoc., 1962–68


Athenæum, Carlton; Pen and Palette (Newcastle upon Tyne)


Briar Dene, 15 Langley Rd, Merton Park, SW19