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Regimental number960
Place of birthBothwell, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressElderslie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur James Watson, Elderslie via Clifton Vale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Maud WATSON
Discharge date10 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 10 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death30 May 1938
Age at death45
Place of burialBroadmarsh Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Jack

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