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Malcolm John WATT

Regimental number60303
Place of birthBerry, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
OccupationTurner's and fitter's apprentice
AddressKyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Watt, Kyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (4 years); 12th Infantry (1 year)
Enlistment date8 July 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th General Service Reinforcements
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at sea on troopship Bakura.
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Died at sea
Place of death or woundingDied at Sea
Age at death19.9
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1918.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 18 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, 21 October 1918 (influenza).

Buried at sea, 22 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATT Malcolm John

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