|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Address||107 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||H Watkinson, 20 Long Lane, Wavertree, Livepool, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Cairns, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/30/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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 details||See 7739 Hugh William WATKINSON for second period of service.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATKINSON Hugh William|