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James Bruce WATSON

Regimental number3628
Place of birthBute, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBute, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.2
Height5' 10.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Douglas Watson, Bute, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date8 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Accidentally wounded (grenade explosion, both legs injured), 9 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola'; discharged (medically unfit not due to misconduct), Adelaide, 8 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 August 1956
Age at death72
Place of burialBute Cemetery, South Australia

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