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George Albert Watson



  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 90084 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 November 1886 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pleasant Point AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Margaret May Watson (wife), George Street, Pleasant Point AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 90084 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 September 1917 AWMM Coal merchant/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • George Albert Watson born on 13 November 1886 at Timaru, was the son of William Albert and Ellen (née Cullen) Watson. George had been medically examined in 1916 at Timaru and rejected as unfit for military service on account of a rupture. George had appealed his callup, saying that of seven sons of military age in his family, two had been killed, two were in australia, one was turned down, and he (George) had enlisted, been turn down, and had married; his other brother was in the second Division; he wanted time and was allowed until the end of the First Division. George arrived in camp on 23 September 1918 in Draft 15. He suffered from rheumatism and an injury to left knee 'causing no disability'. This remark appears in his personnel file - "This man always walked with a stiff leg fell out of all marches and was useless when on squad drill." On 30 October 1918 at Trentham he was issued with a Certificate of Discharge from D Company. He was described as of good character. But he suffered from chronic rheumatism and could not do physical training because of the pain in his knees and ankles. Consequently George did not get to go anywhere. His brother Leonard Jack WATSON was killed in action in 1916 and his brother William Winter WATSON died of wounds died of wounds in 1916. Biography provided by the Timaru Museum SCRoll project. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 April 1951 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch area 35, Plot 175 AWMM
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