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George Gordon WATTS

Regimental number225
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolPrince Alfred College
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressProspect Road, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Mary Watts, Prospect Road, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room SGT
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres Belgium
Age at death25
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Sarah WATTS.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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