Alfred Ernest WATSON

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WATSON, Alfred Ernest

Service Number: 1874
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 1881
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Accidentally met his death on railway line (Injuries), France, 17 September 1916
Cemetery: Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Plot I, Row G, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1874, 12th Infantry Battalion
19 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1874, 12th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A8' Argyllshire from Fremantle
3 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
17 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1874, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Court of Enquiry appointed by Major E.N. Mulligan O.C., 2nd Austn. Tunnelling Coy.

President Lieut. L. de J. Grut. Members Lieut. J.A. Reid 2/Lieut. J.A. Mc Gregor.

"Deceased accidentally met his death on railway line to Laventie on moning of 17/9/16 and no blame attached to any particular person or persons fro saud death"

Opinion of board endorsed by Lieut-General Commanding 2nd A. and N.Z.A.C.