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John Grant WATT

Regimental number1783
Place of birthLeith Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGosnells, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Nichol Watt, Gosnells, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at LIHONS on 11th August. Corporal WATT took a fighting patrol across the rear of the enemy in Auger Wood and recaptured 4 prisoners of the 10th Battalion, A.I.F. and killed their escort.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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