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Edwin Ralph WATTS

Regimental number15525
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDruggist
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W H Watts, 178 Riley Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24.9.17 this man displayed conspicuous courage and complete disregard of shell fire while carrying and assisting wounded between HOOGE TUNNEL and BIRR CROSS ROADS - during a heavy enemy bombardment. While carrying and assisting a badly wounded patient during one of the most ..........periods of this bombardment, he was himself wounded, but insisted on carrying on that he might not himself ......with the work of his squad. He remained on duty with his squad until relieved on the evening of 26.9.17.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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