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Alexander Joseph WATT

Date of birth1 August 1891
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGardener
AddressStone Hut, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24.5
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Blanche Watt, Stone Hut, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 17th Australian Ligh Horse Regiment; 3.5 years in the 24th Australian Light Horse Regiment; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Anzac Section, Imperial Camel Corps
Promotion date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Discharge date12 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918; discharged (appointment terminated: medically unfit: gun shot wound, jaw), 12 April 1920

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S9062.
Date of death3 July 1972
Age at death80
SourcesNAA: B2455, WATT Alexander Joseph

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