Frederick William Watson (1890 - 1917)

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Birthplace: Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Death: Died in Belgium
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About Frederick William Watson

  • Full Name Frederick William Watson
  • Rank Last Held Second Lieutenant
  • Forename(s) Frederick William
  • Surname Watson
  • War World War I, 1914-1918
  • Serial No. 12/1020
  • Date of Birth 7 July 1890
  • Place of Birth Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • First Known Rank Private
  • Occupation before Enlistment Surveyor
  • Next of Kin F.H. Watson (father), Bank of New South Wales, Bull's, New Zealand
  • Marital Status Single
  • Enlistment Address Survey Office, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Enlistment Date 17 September 1914
  • Military District Auckland
  • Body on Embarkation Main Body
  • Embarkation Unit Auckland Infantry Battalion
  • Embarkation Date 16 October 1914
  • Place of Embarkation Auckland, New Zealand
  • Transport HMNZT 8, HMNZT 12
  • Vessel Star of India or Waimana
  • Destination Suez, Egypt
  • Page on Nominal Roll 760
  • Campaigns Messines, Gallipoli
  • Military Awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
  • Award Circumstances Citation - ' For conspicuous gallantry on the 7th August 1915, at Chunuk Bair (Dardanelles), when he twice crossed a heavily fire-swept zone to carry forward ammunition. Later he brought in a wounded man under heavy fire.'
  • Last Unit Served Machine Gun Corps
  • Place of Death Belgium
  • Date of Death 7 June 1917
  • Age at Death 26
  • Year of Death 1917
  • Cause of Death Killed in action
  • Cemetery Name Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Biographical Notes Served in Auckland Battalion and New Zealand Machine Gun Corps in Gallipoli, Egypt and France.
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July 7, 1890
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
June 7, 1917
Age 26