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Laurence Stowell WATTS

ReligionChurch of England
AddressGoodwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Watts, 10 East Terrace, Helensdale, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Laurence Stonell Watts on NR

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his platoon during an advance. The skilful manner in which he dealt with different situations as they arose enabled his company to gain their objective with a minimum of casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1947
Age at death63
Place of burialCadell Cemetery, South Australia

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