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Morton Theodore WATSON

Regimental number4915
Place of birthGlenhuon Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlen Huon, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, V H Watson, Glen Huon, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be Merton Theodore Watson on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was A.M.C. detail attached 1st Field Company, Engineers and during the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917 accompanied the Division Company to its work on BECELAERE RIDGE. From the time of commencement till the work was completed he was continually rendering first aid, not only to his worn men but to whoever required his services. He showed great disregard of personal safety and carried out his duties in a most pluck and able manner. He constantly moved from man to man and after doing what he could on the spot, searched for stretchers and arranged for their removal to the dressing station, whilst he remained in the open in spite of very heavy shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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