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Watkins William BLACKBURN

Regimental number80
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressCarlton Parade, Torrensville, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.25"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Williams, Blackburn, Ridleyton, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Date of death2 September 1968

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