Norman Mayor WATSON

WATSON, Norman Mayor

Service Number: 3517
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 5 November 1892
Home Town: Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: The Southport School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Dernancourt, France, 5 April 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
plot 6 row H grave 19.,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clayfield Bowling Club Honour Roll, The Southport School Honour Roll, Windsor War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3517, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3517, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3517, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
6 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3517, 49th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3517 awm_unit: 49th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-04-05

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"Mr. George Watson, of Wooloowin, and of Messrs, Watson Bros., plumbers, received the sad news yesterday that his son, Corporal Norman Watson, had been killed in action in France on 5th April. The deceased soldier left Brisbane in October, 1915, and had been through a number of engagements previous to making the supreme sacrifice." - from the Brisbane Telegraph 29 Apr 1918 (