Harold WATTS

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WATTS, Harold

Service Number: 176
Enlisted: 8 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia, 5 January 1881
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sleeper Hewer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Row D, Grave 10 Commemorated on the Perth War Memorial, WA
Memorials: Preston Road Board
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 176, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 176, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 176, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 176, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 16th Infantry Battalion, Killed in action on the same day as promotion in rank

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Railway Coffee Palace, Perth, WA

Next of kin was given as his brother Horace Watts of Thompson Brook, Donnybrook, WA. Brother of John Watts of Ogilvie Street, Leongatha, Victoria

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

Also served in the Victorian Mounted Rifles