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Thomas Colin WATSON

Regimental number4797
Place of birthWerris Creek, New South Wales
SchoolLismore High School, New South Wales
AddressScotia, Union Street, South Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Watson, Union Street, South Lismore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets from age 10; then in the Senior Cadets (latterly holding a commission.
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name20th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather wrote on the Roll of Honour circular: 'Somewhere in France. I have never been told where.' in answer to the question: 'Place where killed or wounded'.
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1916
Age at death19.10
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 10), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Henry and Mary Amelia WATSON, 101 Union Street, South Lismore, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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