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Eric George Watson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 760 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 760 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric George AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2012 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Coalgate, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Watson (father), Coalgate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2012 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 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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



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  • Memorial name

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  • Eric George Southwell Watson was my grandfather. I am the eldest child of colleen( his daughter ) I remember grandad as a large lovely man who loved horses. When I was very young he still worked a team of draught horses doing work for farmers around coalgate Homebush and beyond. He never spoke of the war, but we knew he had been injured and gassed in the trenches. He met my grandmother ( a cousin) when recuperating in Northern Ireland !! We also know he won a medal for bravery in the field when he saved the life of a man from darfield. He used to get shortness of breath a lot and eventually died from a heart attack I think when he was 72. I was 12 at the time and felt very sad for my mum as it was on her birthday. He had quite a temper and so many of us seem to have inherited this trait!!!
    Public - Susanne ( suzie) colleen - Direct descendant - 18 January 2016
  • He was my Grandfather, I never got to meet him as he returned fron the war after being gased in the trenches, however he apparently would cuddle me when i was a baby while my mother made him bread and butter pudding his favorite., very proud of his achievements and would talk to my mum about him often
    Public - Tracy Ann - Direct descendant - 17 January 2016
  • He was my grandfathers half brother, and I have a note written by him which said "A Man of great courage and strength and with a knack of being able to do things. He left school at 12 years of age to go ploughing and fencing. In WWII he was semi retired because of failing health but his wide knowledge of farming was of great help in the food production drive. " One of his christian names was Southwell - he was to be the last Southwell in the Watson family tree.
    Public - Barbara - Other Relative - 6 September 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 760 AWMM
    • Homeward bound : S.S. Briton. As transport H.M.N.Z.T. No. 268 the S.S. "Briton" departed Tilbury, London, 17 June 1919. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2018Kenneth James irvineLeestonDirect descendant
18 January 2016Susanne ( suzie) colleen Christchurch New ZealandDirect descendant
17 January 2016Tracy AnnwellingtonDirect descendant
06 September 2015BarbaraGold Coast AustraliaOther Relative

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