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John William WATTS

Regimental number5265
Place of birthMeroo Meadow, New South Wales
SchoolMeroo Pubic School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressWharf Road, Berry, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Watts, Wharf Road, Berry, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 05-8 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death25
Place of burialQueant Road Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave 28), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Gibson and Agnes WATTS.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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