WATSON, James Ramsay
(Service number 23/1229)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Sergeant


Date 29 June 1887 Place of Birth Ullapool, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin T. PIPSON (friend), Fairlie, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation D Company
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 April 1953 Age 69 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 8 April 1953
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Service Section, Row 115, Plot 6
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Ramsay Watson was a labourer at Fairlie when he enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 8 April 1953 (Timaru District Library) [13 July 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [13 July 2016]; Auckland Star, 5 January 1916, Timaru Herald, 5 January 1916, Evening Post, 21 January 1916, 30 November 1918, 3 March 1919, Sun, 2 December 1918, Press, 4 March 1919 (Papers Past) [13 & 14 July 2016]

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