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Norman Alfred WATTS

Regimental number8439
Date of birth24 November 1895
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolWellington Road State Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSalop Street, Kensington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs Elvira Louise Watts, Salop Street, Kensington, South Australia
Previous military service12th A F A Brigade
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date26 October 1917
Family/military connectionsFather:621 Pte John Mitchell WATTS, 1 Remount Unit/10th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 April 1916; Brother: Pte Sydney E WATTS, 27th Bn, returned to Australia.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Contracted shell shock, Longueval, 14 December 1916; invalided to Beaufort War Hospital, and later to 3rd Australian Army Hospital, Dartford, England. Discharged as medically unfit, October 1917.

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