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John Ernest WATSON

Regimental number179
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDiamond drill worker
AddressMundaring, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Watson, Mundaring, Western Australia
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

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