|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Artillery Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mrs S A Watkins, Herbit Street, West Subiaco, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 12 years, Royal Horse Artillery, British Army; 2 years 9 months,Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (still serving).|
|Place of enlistment||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Siege Artillery Brigade|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||36th Heavy Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 17 July 1915. Admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, London, 1 October 1915 (motor accident: injutred right shoulder and right knee); discharged from hospital, 15 October 1915. Proceeded overseas to France; disembarked Boulogne, 27 February 1916.
Admitted to 37th Field Ambulance, 3 February 1917 (bronchitis); discharged same day.
Admitted to 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 February 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 6th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 4 February 1917; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 9 February 1917; to England, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 2 March 1917; to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 16 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 21 March 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 4 April 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 7 November 1917; rejoined unit, 11 November 1917.
On leave to Paris, 26 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 3 February 1918.
On leave from France, 30 November to 14 December 1918.
Found guilty, 21 January 1919, of when on Active Service, absent without leave from 2359 on 30.12.18 to 2215 on 11.1.19: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited 19 days' pay.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 6 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 4 November 1919; discharged, Perth, 3 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CRAIG Christopher|