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David West Watson

Australia Military Forces

HERITAGE No: 148

BIRTH: 25 July 1890
Burwood, NSW
DEATH: 12 July 1966 Leura Leura, NSW
DEATH: 12 July 1966 Leura
Leura, NSW

OCCUPATION: Clerk

RESIDENCE: Burwood Rd Burwood, NSW, 1913; "Osborne" Park Road Burwood, NSW, 1915

GAME HISTORY

  • Burwood Shamrocks RL
  • Burwood Iona RU 1907
  • Western Suburbs Junior RU First Team 1907
  • Enfield RU 3rd Grade 1909
  • Wests RU 1911
  • Wests RL First Grade 1914
  • Wests 2nds 1918 ???

David

The Wests First Grade Heritage List records player #148 as D. Watson. The Rugby League Project identifies this player as Richard Watson who had previously played for Newtown.

David Watson was a local boy who was born at Burwood and played with Wests Rugby Union club. He transferred across to play league with Wests in 1914.

Playing for Enfield Third Grade Rugby Union team against Concord in July 1909, David Watson scored a remarkable 9 tries in a 71-0 score line.

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