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Matthew James Watson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Matthew James AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 59173 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 June 1888 AWMM WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 May 1917 AWMM 6 Liverpool Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Malinda Watson (mother), New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 59173 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 May 1917 AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Watson initially enlisted with the NZEF on 15 January 1915. He was discharged three weeks later from training camp with the 4 Reinforcements by reason of a weak back.

    A weeks after arriving at Sling Camp, Watson transferred to the New Zealand Engineers Reserve Depot at Boscombe, near Bournemouth. (Church, p.222)

    In February 1918 Watson was admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst with tuberculosis of the lung. He survived less than two months longer. (Church, p.222) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 1, Grave 16 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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20 December 2018JulianaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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