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Hugh William WATKINSON

Regimental number1217
Date of birth1888
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTaxidermist
Address107 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinH Watkinson, 20 Long Lane, Wavertree, Livepool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 8 April 1915.

Transferred to Hospital Ship 'Osmaniem', Lemnos, 25 April 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ceramic' for discharge (venereal disease), 4 May 1915.

File marked 'Not eligible for War Medals'.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 7739 Hugh William WATKINSON for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATKINSON Hugh William

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