Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)
A successful rower with Mercantile early in the twentieth century whose death was recorded in 1929-30 club annual report. The report noted: "It is with the deepest regret that we record the death during the season of one of our old friends and members, the Late Mr James Watson."
1905 Maiden Four which won at Bairnsdale
Bow: James Watson, 2: H W Lloyd, 3: W H Waters, Str: P L Armstrong, Cox: R A Cooper
1905 - Upper Yarra Regatta, men's maiden eight , three seat- First
1905 - Bairnsdale Regatta, men's maiden four, bow - First
1907 - Geelong and Barwon Regatta, men's maiden pair, stroke - First
1908 - Henley on Yarra, men's junior eight for the Founders' Cup, two seat - First
1911 - Upper Yarra Regatta, men's junior four, three seat - First
1911 - Albert Park Regatta, men's junior four, three seat - First
- Mercantile Annual Reports
- The Victorian Oarsman by John Lang, Massina & Coy, 1919
- Mercantile Rowing Club photos.