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Arthur WATSON

Regimental number2899
Place of birthLurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address277 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3.75"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Watson, 35 Union Street, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2899A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 9th Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 27 February 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916; Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (lumbago), 8 June 1916; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 18 June 1916; to England from Boulogne, 20 June 1916; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; discharged, 20 July 1916; taken on strength of Weymouth Command Depot, 5 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board New Zealand Hospital Ship 'Marama' from Southampton for discharge (shell shock), 20 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit: shell shock), Brisbane, 8 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 December 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Arthur

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