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Regimental number53310
Place of birthBallymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRita Island, Ayr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Watson, 5 Bryan Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1918
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDischarged 9 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie WATSON
Discharge date9 April 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked, Sydney, 8 May 1918.

Admitted to Ship Hospital (influenza), at Sea, 26 June 1918; discharged to duty, 28 June 1918; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 10 July 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, 11 July 1918; allotted to 9th Bn, Sutton Veny, 29 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital (pyrexia unknown origin), Sutton Veny, 29 January 1919; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 February 1919; discharged, London, 9 April 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Ritta Island.
Date of death--/04/1938
Age at death48
Place of burialBallymena Churchyard, Co Antrim, Ireland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATSON Thomas

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