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William Young WATSON

Regimental number1647
Place of birthRenwick Town, Marlborough, New Zealand
SchoolRenwick Town Public School
Age on arrival in Australia5
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs G H Watson, Renwick Town, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
34
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Henry and Margaret Margery WATSON, Renwick Town, Marlborough South Island, New Zealand
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF2REIN21, Age 26

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