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Regimental number2170
Place of birthPenrith, Cumberland, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address127 Victoria Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44.3
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Margaret Watson, 127 Victoria Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1918
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary Lowthian WATSON
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, 39th Bn, in the field, 25 March 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 June 1917 (bruised left side); discharged to duty, 14 June 1917.

On leave to England, 10 January 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 26 January 1918.

Killed in action, 9 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth incorrectly entered on RecordSearch as Penrith, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Thomas

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