|Place of birth||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Adelaide Watson, Army Home, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 30 May 1916 (constipation); discharged to Base Details, 1 June 1916.
Taken on strength, 26th Bn, in the field, 17 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, 29 June 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 5 August 1916.'
Note, Red Cross File 2870606T: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATSON Edward
Red Cross File 2870606T