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George Joseph WATSON

Regimental number426
Date of birth23 October 1877
Place of birthTerara (or Shoalhaven), New South Wales
Place of birthTerara, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSelwin PO, Selwin, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Charles John Boden Watson, General Recruiting Office, Challis House, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 April 1916
Place of enlistmentCloncurry, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Eliza WATSON. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date5 May 1920
Other details

War Service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 March 1919, for disembarkation and onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 5 May 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

Married Zara Mildred SANDERS, 13 March 1920.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 March 1938
Age at death50
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON George Joseph

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