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John WATSONS

Regimental number6110
Place of birthMontrose, Scotland
True NameDONALD, David
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTeamster
AddressPingelly, Western Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation35.9
Height5' 8"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Beatrice Donald Watsons, Address Unknown
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Highlander Regiment, British Army.
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateAccidentally killed 2 August 1917
Place of burialBoulogne Eastern Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No 48), Pas de Calais, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1916.

Statutory Declaration, 20 March 1917, declared true name to be David DONALD.

Accidentally killed while proceeding on leave to London, 2 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSONS John

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