|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||Grey Street, Glen Innes, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss Watson, 19 Perry Street, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 12 months in the Glen Innes Civilian Reserves.|
|Place of enlistment||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||33rd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||33rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked, Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked, Devonport, 9 July 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 21 November 1916.
Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance (shell shock), France, 7 June 1917; to 9th Field Ambulance, 7 June 1917; to 4th Stationary Hospital, 12 June 1917; rejoined unit, 6 June 1917.
Admitted to 4th Stationary Hospital, 22 July 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 5 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 6 August 1917; to England, 20 September 1917; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, England, 21 September 1917.
Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital (ingrown toenail), 15 November 1917; 15 November 1917; discharged to Training Depot, 29 November 1917; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 January 1918; marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 22 March 1918; on command at 3rd Divisional Signal School, 24 March 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Dover, 4 October 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 6 October 1918; marched out to unit, 8 October 1918; rejoined unit, in the Field, 10 October 1918.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance (bronchitis), 7 February 1919; discharged to unit, 13 February 1919; marched out to Base Depot for return to Australia, 12 March 1919; marched out to England from Australian General Base Depot, 26 March 1919; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, England, 27 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne for Sydney, 27 June 1919; discharged, Sydney, 12 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WATSON William John|