|Place of birth||Dawson, South Australia|
|School||Public school, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, J Watkins, Oodla Wirra, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Petersburg, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||The Huts Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No 9), Dickebusch, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Janet WATKINS|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 62185 Pte Ewart Archie WATKINS, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919; 2077 Driver Stanley WATKINS, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 16 October 1917.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916..
Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 16 December 1916, from Delhi Hospital.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; joined 10th Bn, in the field, 27 January 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 May 1917.
On Command, Pigeon Flying School, 11 July 1917; rejoined unit, 18 July 1917.
Wounded in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, shoulder); transferred same day to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; died of wounds, 22 September 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATKINS Edgar Bruce|