Henry Barnett WATSON

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WATSON, Henry Barnett

Service Number: 622
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Fifield, Lachlan, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway employee
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 30 May 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row L, Grave 141), Egypt. Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial = 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Parkes & District Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 622, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 622, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography

Henry Barnett WATSON

Regimental number

622

Religion

Church of England

Occupation

Railway employee

Address

Fifield, via Trundle, New South Wales

Marital status

Single

Age at embarkation

22

Next of kin

Father, H B Watson, Fifield, via Parkes, New South Wales

Enlistment date

22 August 1914

Rank on enlistment

Private

Unit name

1st Battalion, E Company (www.aif.adfa.edu.au)

AWM Embarkation Roll No.

23/18/1

Embarkation details

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914

Rank from Nominal Roll

Private

Unit from Nominal Roll

1st Battalion

Fate

Died of wounds 30 May 1915

Date of death

30 May 1915

Place of burial

Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row L, Grave 141), Egypt.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial

31

Miscellaneous information from
cemetery records

Parents: Henry Barnett and Mary WATSON.

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Born: March 1892

Place Born: Geelong, Victoria

Occupation: Railway Employee

Died:  30th May 1915

Place Died:  Gallipoli. Died of gun shot wounds to the head.

Where Buried: Chatby Cemetery, Alexandria

Marital Status: Not married

Henry Barnett Watson joined the AIF on 22nd August 1914. Private Watson H.B.  No.622 was in the 1st Battalion. He embarked at Sydney HMAT on A19 'AFRIC' on 18/101914 He was 22 years and 5 months old when he joined, 5ft 7" tall, weighed 10st. 8lbs, chest measurement 34/36". His complexion was fair, eyes blue and he had fair hair. He had a scar over his left wrist. He died of injuries received in action at Gallipoli, being a gunshot wound to the head. Henry was wounded in action  while fighting at Dardavelles  in  WW1 in the period 25/30th April 1915. He died in the 15th General Hospital at Alexandria on 30th May 1915. He was buried on 31st May 1915 at the Chatby war Memorial Cemetery Alexandria, Egypt, in grave No. 1008. His Mother was contacted later to let her know that the grave details had changed and it was now known as Plot L- Grave 141. Henry was buried by the Royal engineers.

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