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James William WATSON

Regimental number6877
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
True NameGILLIAM, James William
ReligionChurch of England
Address31 Albert Street, Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.75"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Watson, 31 Albert Street, Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date10 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; disembarked, 7 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 10 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 January 1965
Age at death72
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria

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