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Alfred Clarence WATKINS

Regimental number2587
Place of birthBallarat East Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address35 Westwood Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A H Watkins, 35 Westwood Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Infantry
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2387
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For good work and devotion to duty as senior clerk of the Administrative Branch of the Staff. The work has been hard and the hours often long but he has always performed his duties cheerfully and well and has been an example and encouragement to those under him. Period 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

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