(Service number 73028)
|First Rank||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 December 1891||Place of Birth||Greymouth|
|Date||11 May 1917||Age||25 years 5 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Boundary Street, Greymouth|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss A. WATSON (sister), Mount Magdala Home, Christchurch|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 35½-38 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. Full an dperfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Varicose veins- slight right leg. No vaccination mark. Good bodily and mental health. Class CII.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||37th Reinforcements, C Company|
|Date||9 May 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||22 March 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
29 October 1918 reported wounded. 3 November 1918 Royal Vic Hospital, Matley, UK22 November 1918 transferred to Convelescence Hospital at Hornchurch; left Hornchurch 9 December 1918.
|Date||24 April 1950||Age||57 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 26 April 1950|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 101, Plot 14|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James WATSON, the son of James and Annie (née CATTLE) WATSON, was born on 7 December 1891 at Greymouth.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 April 2016]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5557 0119638) [28 April 2016]; Grey River Argus, 12 September 1912, Sun, 11 February 1919, Timaru herald, 30 April 1920 (Papers Past) [27 & 29 April 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 April 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) ; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) ; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) 
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