I have seen this for sale and I was wondering what peoples opinions of it are. The seller says he brought it from a French farmer in the 70s/80s (belive the item not the story).
It is carved with the the cap badge of the Lincolnshire Regiment and the name '340 S J Watts'.
Doing a search on the CWGC I found a '304 Pte S J Watts Lincolnshire Regiment' who was killed in action on 1/7/16. The first day of the Battle Of The Somme.
It appears to be a grave marker of sorts but sadly he has no know grave. So my guess is a hasty burial and no records recorded?