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Kenneth Robert Watson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright res … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 December 1889 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Public Works Department, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Robert Watson (father), Washington Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1116 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Kenneth Watson was the son of R. Watson, of Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Brother of Gunner Roy C. Watson - (Service # 2/79 & 2/1690) - New Zealand Field Artillery -Killed in Action at Gallipoli, Turkey 14 December 1915. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 7 September 2016 - Papers Past : National Library of New Zealand.
    • Also brother of Sergeant Walter Watson (NZEF # 2/247); Private Noel Watson (NZEF Service # 40467) and Sergeant William Thornton Watson (Served with Australian Forces : AIF # 4377). Walter, Noel and William Watson all survived war service. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 15 December 2017 - Military Files : AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Longueval Road Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM A. 14. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site

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  • Kenneth Robert Watson's name is listed on the WW1 memorial window at the All Saints' Church in Nelson, as is Roy Cameron Watson's. They will both be remembered at the special Anzac Service on 26/4/2015.
    Public - Karel Anne - Researcher - 19 April 2015
  • As the last Watson boy left I am honored to be your relative and will try to visit your last resting place. I am very proud to be your great Nephew
    Public - Michael Noel - Other Relative - 22 January 2015

Sources

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
15 December 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
19 April 2015Karel AnneNelsonResearcher
22 January 2015Michael Noel Perth Western AustraliaOther Relative
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