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John McWATT

Regimental number4575
Place of birthSale, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJockey
AddressTraralgon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2.5"
Weight109 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K McWatt, Traralgon, Victoria
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 67), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried Eaton Hall, Croix Blanche, by Reverend G. Cranston, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's address subsequently 19 Fitzgibbon Street, Carlton, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, McWATT John

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