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Thomas WATSON

Regimental number53310
Place of birthBallymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRita Island, Ayr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Watson, 5 Bryan Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1918
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDischarged 9 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie WATSON
Discharge date9 April 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked, Sydney, 8 May 1918.

Admitted to Ship Hospital (influenza), at Sea, 26 June 1918; discharged to duty, 28 June 1918; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 10 July 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, 11 July 1918; allotted to 9th Bn, Sutton Veny, 29 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital (pyrexia unknown origin), Sutton Veny, 29 January 1919; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 February 1919; discharged, London, 9 April 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Ritta Island.
Date of death--/04/1938
Age at death48
Place of burialBallymena Churchyard, Co Antrim, Ireland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Thomas

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