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Douglas Linly Roy WATSON

Regimental number47
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
SchoolCrystal Brook Public School; Gladstone and Port Pirie High Schools
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWaterworks Office, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.2
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lilly Priscilla Watson, Woodlyn Avenue, off Commercial Road, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 25th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board TRANSPORT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Brigade
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave 27), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin Martin and Lily Priscilla WATSON.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Douglas Linly Roy

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