The AIF Project

Charles Robert WATERSON

Regimental number37410
Place of birthWyndham New South Wales
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressO'Brien Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas Waterson, O'Brien Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service33rd Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 5 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period September 17th to December 31st, 1918, this Non Commissioned Officer has rendered excellent service, and displayed great devotion to duty. His work, which is of the utmost importance in a battery, has been performed in a thoroughly efficient and capable manner. At most critical times Fitter/Sergeant WATERSON has succeeded in maintaining the guns in action with absolute disregard of fatigue and hardship, and often working under heavy hostile fire has shown exceptional coolness and courage in very trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format