Warren James Watts

First Name: 
Warren
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Watts
Mother's Name: 
Minnie Watts nee Chaseling
Father's Name: 
Josiah Watts
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, April 12, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, June 8, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Warren Watts (Service No 2749) was born in Windsor, N.S.W. around 1888.

Warren was 28 years old, single, and worked as a butter packer at Nowra, N.S.W. when he enlisted with his brother William (Service No 2748). 

Warren embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements on 7th October 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 21st November 1916.  Warren joined the 45th Battalion in France on 6th April 1917 and  was involved in the fighting for Messines Ridge when and he was killed in action.

There is no known grave for Warren; He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres Belgium and in the Nowra Cemetery, N.S.W.

Warren's brother William died on 30th January 1917 after being wounded in action.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WATTS WARREN JAMES

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