|Place of birth||Newstead, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Brother, W Wattie, Wandella, Kerang, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Member of the Kerang Rifle Club|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Scotland|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||Cambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery, Scotland|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Sarah WATTIE|
'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September, L/Cpl. WATTIE was made responsible to lay a tape from the centre of the Red Line to the centre of the Blue Line as the advance proceeded. He succeeded in doing this and immediately proceeded to establish an observation post in the Blue Line. At this place he was cut off from the Intelligence Section and partially isolated, but he remained there for two days despite all barrages. The information collected by him from this observation post was extremely valuable. Twice he discovered large parties of enemy massing over near the "Mound" and again in a trench on the far ridge. In each case owing to the information he collected in spite of heavy enemy barrage, the artillery was brought to bear on these targets in sufficient time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2827 Pte Thomas George WATTIE, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.|
War service: taken on strength, 6th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 22 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 8 March 1917; Corporal, 30 August 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 15-29 January 1919. Admitted to Cambuslang War Hospital, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 9 February 1919; died of pneumonia, 10 February 1919.Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal