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Hugh James WATT

Regimental number1843
Place of birthDrogheda Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaltster
Addressc/o Castlemaine Brewery, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, A Watt, Bank of Ireland Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date10 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This W.O. has carried out his duties in a very able manner, and, during the period 17th September 1918 to 31st December 1918 in particular, has shown remarkable keenness and capability. Owing to numerous changes in the Staff, much additional responsibility has been thrown on him, and he has performed everything to my entire satisfaction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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