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Regimental number16949
Place of birthCo Down, Ireland
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Watson, Grey House, Buninyong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Camel Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollCamel Brigade Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date7 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Boorara', 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917; promoted to rank of Lance Corporal, Abbassia, 7 August 1917; on leave to Devian, 22 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 June 1918; promoted to rank of T/Corporal, 1 July 1918; marched into Australian Medical Corps Training Cadre, Moascar, 27 July 1918; marched into Field Ambulance School Hospital, Moascar, 26 August 1918; marched into Training Cadre, Moascar, 7 September 1918; moved out to field, 15 September 1918; marched into 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16 September 1918; promoted to rank of Corporal to complete establishment, 9 December 1918; marched into Details Camp, Moascar, 17 April 1919.

Embarked Port Said on HT 'Caledonian' for leave to United Kingdom, 1 May 1919; taken on strength of Furlough Department and granted leave, 14 May 1919; leave without pay extended, 1 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked 3rd Military District, 7 September 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Isaac

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