|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, c/o Miss Quinlan, Kennings Street, Fort Valley, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/7/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2230A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Imperial Camel Brigade 3rd Anzac Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Embarked Australia, 28 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 5 May 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 22 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed; no further details); discharged to Convalescent House, Ras el Tin, 29 May 1916; discharged to duty, 19 June 1916.
Taken on strength, Double Squadron, Serapeum, 6 July 1916.
Admitted to 12th General Hospital, Alexandria, 5 October 1916 (jaundice); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 14 October 1916.
Taken on strength, 4th Australian Camel Regiment, Abbassia, 2 November 1916.
Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 21 November 1916 (injury to ankle); discharged to duty, 22 December 1916.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 17th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 7 February 1917; to 13th Coy ICC, 22 June 1917; to 3rd Anzac Bn, 20 August 1917.
Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Pt Said, 21 September 1917 (incontinence); discharged to duty, 24 September 1917.
Admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 March 1919 (diarrhoea); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 April 1919; date of discharge not recorded.
Commenced return to Australia from Pt Said on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 23 October 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATSON William Henry|