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George Young WATSON

Regimental number7855
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressNgoora, Nemingha, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss H Watson, 6 Cabra Road, North Circular Road, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment.
Enlistment date25 April 1917
Place of enlistmentTamworth, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 20 April 1918; appointed Acting Corporal, 3 May 1918; transferred to and taken on strength of 45th Bn Details, Codford, 5 June 1918; reverts to Private, 5 June 1918; appointed acting Lance Corporal, 1 July 1918; on command at School, 1 July 1918; reverts to ranks, 15 July 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 15 July 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 18 July 1918; marched out to unit, 19 July 1918; transferred to and taken on strength of 35th Bn, in the Field, 21 July 1918; appointed Lance Corporal, 3 September 1918; marched out to the United Kingdom for return to Australia, 8 March 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 14 March 1919; marched into Parkhouse, 15 March 1919.

Granted leavefor Non-Military Employment, 21 March - 21 June 1919, with pay, reason: farming, attending war smith, 'Blackhall'; rejoined 35th Bn on expiration of leave, London, 21 June 1919; granted leave from 23 June 1919, to report to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 8 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses' , 22 July 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON George Young

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