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Harry WATSON

Regimental number548
Place of birthBoothe, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33.3
Height5' 4.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Willow-Dean, Limehouse Hills, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date9 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 December 1915; disembarked, Melbourne, 29 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit: amputated fingers, left hand), 9 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death28 December 1943
Age at death53
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Harry

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