Archibald James WATT

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WATT, Archibald James

Service Number: 1121
Enlisted: 4 February 1915, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia, 22 July 1893
Home Town: Home Hill, Burdekin, Queensland
Schooling: Gulgong Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Cane farmer
Died: Pneumonia, Murdros, Greece, 23 December 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: East Mudros Military Cemetery
III. E. 155., East Mudros Military Cemetery, Mudros, Lemnos, Aegean Islands, Greece
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ayr War Memorial, Gulgong Public School Honour Roll, Home Hill Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1121, Enoggera, Queensland
20 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1121, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1121, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
23 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1121, 2nd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Three Sons Lost. MRS. E. WATT'S LOSS.

Mrs. E. Watt, of Mayne-street, Gulgong, has received official advice that her son, Private Frederick John Watt, was killed in action in France in May of last year. The fallen soldier was previously reported missing. The Watt family has made almost as great a sacrifice as any family in the State. Three sons enlisted to take part in the Empire's battles, and to-day all of them are sleeping the eternal sleep underneath the sod of foreign lands. Walter Thomas Watt gave up his life for his country on Gallipoli, and Archibald Watt died on boardship the night after the evacuation. The record is a wonderful one. Though the mother has suffered an irreparable loss, she is consoled by the thought that her boys have died brave men, giving their lives to the greatest cause in the world.”from the Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative 31 Jan 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

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