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Charles Edward WATSON

Regimental number3380
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDentist assistant
Address39 Wilson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James Watson, 39 Wilson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military service60th Infantry
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under very heavy artillery fire he continued to dress the wounded for 2 and a half hours. Though many of the bearers were killed and wounded he stayed with the stretcher cases, and it was owing to his fine courage and energy that many of the wounded were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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