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William Henry Watson

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2230 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    WellingtonNew Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 6 September 1915 AWMM Rockhampton, Queensland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, c/o Miss Quinlan, Kennings Street, Fort Valley, Queensland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 September 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2230 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 2.25" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      133 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Australia, 28 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 5 May 1916.
    Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 22 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed; no further details); discharged to Convalescent House, Ras el Tin, 29 May 1916; discharged to duty, 19 June 1916.
    Taken on strength, Double Squadron, Serapeum, 6 July 1916.
    Admitted to 12th General Hospital, Alexandria, 5 October 1916 (jaundice); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 14 October 1916.
    Taken on strength, 4th Australian Camel Regiment, Abbassia, 2 November 1916.
    Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 21 November 1916 (injury to ankle); discharged to duty, 22 December 1916.
    Transferred to and taken on strength of 17th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 7 February 1917; to 13th Coy ICC, 22 June 1917; to 3rd Anzac Bn, 20 August 1917.
    Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Pt Said, 21 September 1917 (incontinence); discharged to duty, 24 September 1917.
    Admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 March 1919 (diarrhoea); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 April 1919; date of discharge not recorded.
    Commenced return to Australia from Pt Said on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 23 October 1919. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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