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Hugh William WATKINSON

Regimental number7739
Date of birth1888
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, H Watkinson, 20 Long Lane, Wavertree, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date29 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919 (gun shot wound, right thigh); disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 5 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Question on file: should 1914-15 Star be restored? Answer: No.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1217 Hugh William WATKINSON for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATKINSON Hugh William

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