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Soldier profiles

Name : WATSON, ANDREW
Service Number : VX19312
Date of Birth : 24/03/1913
Place of Birth : MOONEE PONDS, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BUS DRIVER
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ESSENDON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : WATSON, ISABELLA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : C COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : LITANI RIVER (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) : 18/06/1941 MORTALLY WOUNDED
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 20/06/1941
Age at Death : 28
Community Roll of Honour : ESSENDON (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, ISRAEL. A. G. 4. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 20/06/1941 / MORTALLY WOUNDED DURING 18/06/1941 AIR ATTACK / SYRIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212355 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Albert and Isabella Louisa Watson, of Portarlington, Victoria, Australia. His father Sergeant A. Watson 46th Battalion was killed in action at Pozieres 1916.