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Richard James WATSON

Regimental number1845
Place of birthSomersetshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr R M Watson, Henry Hill Barracks, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceYes 2 years Time Expired Glasgow Highlanders 5 N B D AI
Enlistment date23 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date5 January 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic'; disembarked 21 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 5 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1931
Age at death39
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Richard James

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