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Regimental number648
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.11
Height5' 5.5"
Next of kinFather, James Waterson, Hospital Hill, Grenfell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMaadi, Egypt
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 December 1914
FateReturned to Australia 5 October 1915
Discharge date27 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to HS 'Ionian', 4 August 1915 (enteritis); arrived Alexandria, 11 August 1915; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 9 August 1915; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 19 August 1915 (influenza and enteric); to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 27 August 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 7 September 1915 (enteric fever)

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kanowna', 16 October 1915; discharged, Sydney, 27 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATERSON Philip

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