James Watson

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Watson
Mother's Name: 
Ann Watson
Father's Name: 
Thomas Watson
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 17, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
2nd Tunnelling Coy
Company: 
Mining Corps, Reinforcement 1
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, November 2, 1938
Details: 

James Watson (Service no 1397) was born in Carluke, Scotland in 1876.

At the time of enlistment James was married, 40 years of age and employed as a miner in Woonona, NSW,  He had listed his wife Mary as next of kin.

James embarked on HMAT A38 - Ulysses with the Mining Corps, Reinforcement 1 on 20 February 1916.  After a brief stop in Egypt, he joined the 2nd Tunnel Company in France on 5 May 1916.

James saw service on the Western Front as a miner. 

James returned to Australia in May 1919 and was discharged on 27 August 1919.

James died in 1938 and is buried in Bulli Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WATSON J

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