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William Arthur WATTS

Regimental number2748
Place of birthBrundie, via Nowra, New South Wales
SchoolNowra Superior Public School, New South Wales
OccupationShop assistant
AddressNowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Josiah George Watts, Shoalhaven Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 January 1917
Age at death24
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave 28), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Nowra Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: J.C. and Minnie Viola (d. 9 December 1920, aged 57; bu. Nowra Cemetery) WATTS
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2749 Pte Warren James WATTS, 45th Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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