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Joseph William WATSON

Regimental number716
Place of birthOuse, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address144 Flinders Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.1
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Watson, South Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Tasmanian Rangers; time expired.
Enlistment date1 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ada Mary WATSON.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 905 Pte Joseph Williom WATSON, Naval and Military Expeditionary Force.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Joseph William

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