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William James WATTS

Regimental number3159
Place of birthWeymouth, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGoondiwindi PO, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.2
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Watts, 15 Penny Street, The Park, Weymouth, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Dorset Rifles; time expired.
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentGoondiwindi, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date19 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, 5 November 1916 (multiple gun shot wounds).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Trasos Montes', 8 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 19 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATTS William James

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