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William Young Watson

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Young AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1647 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    RenwicktownMarlborough Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G H Watson, Renwick Town, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 November 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1647 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 25 November 1914 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 24 AWMM
    Salesman/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    20 Sep 1918 {Age 29} AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Henry and Margaret Margery Watson, of Renwicktown, New Zealand.

    William Young Watson known as Willie by his family. NZ RGO Birth Index online: 1890/6819. WATSON, Maxwell Young son of Margaret Margery & George Henry St Mary's Catholic Church Baptism Index. (Picton Historical Society) Maxwell William Watson, born 28 May 1890, baptised 20 June 1890, of George and Margaret Watson, Sponsor, Catherine Maxwell, Father non Catholic. Service Records - Description of: Max William Young Watson, age 24 years, height 5 feet, 10 inches. Weight 12 stone 8 lb, chest measurement, 35.5-39 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black. Religion: C of E. Distinctive marks: Scar on abdomen, Tattoo mark on right forearm. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1918 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 29 AWMM
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    28 Public - Sandra - Direct descendant - 28 April 2020 - Family papers
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 10), France AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Great Uncle William. Obviously never met you but so proud of the sacrifice you made. Rest easy.
    Public - Sandra - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020



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28 April 2020SandraAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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