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Kenneth Darnton WATSON

Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressHarrison Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A N Watson, Harrison Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as forward observation officer in the operations leading up to the capture of an enemy position. He pushed right forward through an extremely heavy barrage, and while doing so was wounded, but was able to make a very useful reconnaisaance and secure valuable enemy documents. He continued to move forward until prevented by his wound, and then returned to his battery to report.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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