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Percy Gordon WATTERSON

Regimental number7326
Place of birthMullumbimby, New South Wales
SchoolState School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCanungra, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Watterson, Canungra via Logan Village, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death27
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave 16), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Thomas Allan WATTERSON
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2045 Pte Allie Thomas WATTERSON, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 8 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 15th Bn, in the field, 4 August 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATTERSON Percy Gordon

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