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John Charles WATT

Regimental number3134
ReligionChurch of England
AddressIrby Street, Emmaville, via Deepwater, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Watt, Irby Street, Emmaville, via Deepwater, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDemobilised 16 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When engaged with his company constructing a communication trench, he went forward to the assistance of some men in the occupied enemy trenches, and helped them to hold off the enemy's bombers. When hit himself by a bomb, he rushed out, killed the bomber, and brought back his rifle.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of his company, displaying great gallantry and coolness in the face of heavy fire, and succeeded in consolidating his position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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