Background : Son of Samuel John and Emily Anderson Watson. Husband of Caroline Frances Watson, of Tongala, Victoria, Australia. Father of Margaret Caroline Watson. Uncle of Samuel Thomas Armstrong.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. No previous military experience. Grey eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : scar left arm, left knee and lower right thigh.
30/05/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
02/06/1941 Granted leave without pay 02/06/1941 to 16/06/1941 inclusive.
17/06/1941 Rejoined unit from leave without pay.
20/06/1941 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot (Pioneer Wing) Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
21/06/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot.
23/06/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Wing Engineering Training Depot.
08/07/1941 Posted to 4th Reinforcements 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
03/09/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales.
23/09/1941 Disembarked Middle East to Pioneer Training Battalion.
30/09/1941 Appointed Lance Corporal.
07/11/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
10/11/1941 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
22/01/1942 Reverted to Private.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
04/11/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
22/12/1943 Reported interned Thailand camp.
18/09/1944 Deceased whilst prisoner of war Thailand camp with malaria 30/06/1943.