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Regimental number2052
Place of birthEngland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal miner
AddressCollie PO, Collie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marian Watkins, 10 King Street, Cunfelimfach Ynds near Newport Monmouthshire, Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Merram WATKINS. Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death27 February 1943
Age at death51
Place of burialCollie Cemetery, Western Australia

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