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William Maclaren WATSON

Regimental number3946
Place of birthLamlash Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLeather dresser
AddressKarilpa Street, West End, Brisabane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss Janet Watson, Ivy Bank, Lanbagh, Isle of Man
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Cyclists' Battalion
FateDied of disease 7 November 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt William McLaren Watson on NR
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIIIa, Row AA, Grave 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
185
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Archibald and Barbara WATSON.

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