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Charles Young WATSON

Regimental number731
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
SchoolWoodstock State School, Queensland
Other trainingDied while a Prisoner of War
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWoodstock via Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs Agnes Jane Deane, Woodstock via Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date22 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll731A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Discharged from the AIF 30 November 1919 (total service 2 years 316 days). Served in the 31st Bn, AMF, 1930 to 30 June 1938. Member of the Australian Contingent at the Coronation of King George VI, 1937. Discharged from the AMF, 30 June 1938. Enlisted in the AIF, 1 July 1938, as QX17783. Embarked for Malaya, 2 February 1941; rank Warrant Officer II. Died in a POW camp; grave unknown; name recorded on a panel in the forecourt of Labuan Cemetery, Borneo.

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Hospitalised in France; discharged 2 September 1918.
Age at death45
Miscellaneous detailsb. 29 January 1900
Date of death6 March 1945

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