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Oliver Benjamin Keith WATSON

Regimental number2373
Place of birthIslington, South Australia
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height5' 8.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs.Lily Priscilla Watson, Woodlyn Avenue, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date13 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 47 Trooper Douglas Linly Roy WATSON, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 19 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 13 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Oliver Benjamin Keith

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