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Birkett William WATTERSTON

Regimental number977
Date of birth20 June 1888
Place of birthNorthcote, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
AddressKerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Beercroft, Collins Street, Fairfield, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Kerang Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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