George Hector WATSON

Regimental number3638
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 10"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Watson, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPetersburg, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Discharge date23 March 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916.

Marched out to Finance Section, Administrative Headquarters, London, 13 December 1917.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 11 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marmari', 21 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 February 1919, awaiting onward transport to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: overage), Adelaide, 23 March 1919.

War service: 3 years 90 days (of which 2 years 186 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death3 February 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON George Hector