James Henry (Mick) WATSON MM

Badge Number: 27116

WATSON, James Henry

Service Number: 1756
Enlisted: 30 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, December 1888
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor's presser
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 15 December 1927
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide St Patrick's Parish Honor Board
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1756, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1756, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1756, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
12 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1756, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1756 Private (Pte) James Henry Watson, 50th Battalion. A tailor's presser from Adelaide, SA prior to enlistment, Pte Watson embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Aeneas on 11 April 1916. Whilst serving in France he was gassed and later awarded the Military Medal for bravery whilst acting as a stretcher bearer. Subsequently wounded in action, he returned to Australia on 24 January 1918 and, due to the extent of his wounds, was medically discharged." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)