|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|School||High School, Dublin, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Brother, Rev I L Watson, Ardee, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 7 years in the 9th Lancers, British Army; served in the South African War.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant Major|
|Unit name||4th Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/4/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||38|
|Place of burial||Noreuil Australian Cemetery (Row C, Grave 11), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked, Sydney, 12 June 1915; proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli Peninsula, 19 October 1915; transferred to 3rd Brigade Headquarters from 4th Light Horse, 25 October 1915; disembarked, Alexandria, Egypt, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance (influenza), Serapeum, 27 January 1916; discharged, 1 March 1916; rejoined unit, Habieta, 3 March 1916.
Found guilty, 3 March 1916, of (1) being drunk, 25 February 1916; (2) breaking arrest from Hospital, Cairo, 26 February 1916; (3) whilst under arrest escaping Canal Zone, 2 March 1916: reduced to the rank of Private.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 10th Bn, Serapeum, 13 March 1916; taken on strength of 50th Bn from 10th Bn, 2 April 1916; transferred to 14th Australian Infantry Training Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 24 May 1916; embarked, Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.
Admitted to Bulford Military Hospital (venereal disease), 19 October 1916; discharged to duty, 27 October 1916, total period of treatment for venereal disease: 9 days.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 15 December 1916; marched out to unit, 17 December 1916; retaken on strength of 50th Bn, in the Field, 19 February 1916.
Killed in action, France, 2 April 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATSON William Gilroy|