The AIF Project

Harry William WATSON

Regimental number40
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressEadenthorpe, Seymour Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Watson, Eadenthorpe, Seymour Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollA Corps Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, 22nd. to 26th. July 1916 and again from 16th. to 23rd. August Sergeant WATSON was continually on duty at Headquarters Signal Office seeing to the testing and repairing faults on telegraph and telephone lines and it was considerably due to his efforts that the communications were maintained during the operations.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format