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Arriness Herbert WATSON

Regimental number742
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber getter
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Watson, Virginia, Crows Nest via Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date30 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 25 December 1916
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John W and Mary G WATSON.
Family/military connectionsSons: 92 Pte Alfred WATSON, 15th Bn, killed in action 4 July 1918; 3454 Pte Alexander Norman WATSON, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Died of influenza, 8th Stationary Hospital, France.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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