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Raymond Harold Watts

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  • Service number
    45920 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    25 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Watts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    45920 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Mail coach driver AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown High Street, Bulls, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K.M. Watts (wife), 450 Albert Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45920 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Marton, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    Infantry Brigade AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    25 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Raymond Watts was the son of Harold and Bertha Watts, of Palmerston North, New Zealand; husband of Kathleen Watts, of Bulls.

    He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    17 August 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    At sea, lost in the SS Nino Bixio AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Column 106. AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 5: WW2 221 AWMM