John Watson is a common name.
John Watson (VC, GCB) (1829-1919) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
John Marshall "Wattie" Watson MBE (born May 4, 1946, Belfast) is a British former racing driver from Northern Ireland. He competed in Formula One over 12 years, winning five races. He is also a journalist and ex-sportscar racer.