|Place of birth||London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Collie, Cardiff, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs B M Watson, Collie Cardiff PO, Collie Cardiff, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/6|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board SS Canberra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretoneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave 1), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry and Mary WATSON.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 24 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917.
Embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; entrained to Cherbourg, France; disembarked Southampton, England, 30 January 1918; marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 31 January 1918.
Found guilty, 26 March 1918, of being absent without leave from 0800, 20 March, until reporting back to Camp at 1400, 25 March 1918: awarded forfeiture of 5 days' pay; total forfeiture: 11 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; taken on strength, 16th Bn, in the field, 27 April 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATSON John Leonard
Red Cross File No 2870906W