(Service number 8/4239)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||30 January 1888||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Date||16 December 1915||Age||27 years|
|Address at Enlistment||121 Maitland Street, Dunedin|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. WATSON (wife), 20 Barnard Street, Timaru; 23 Le Crens Terrace, Timaru; corner Craigie Avenue & North Street, Timaru. Initially, James WARSON (father)|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||11th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company|
|Date||1 April 1916|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||12 July 1918||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Sand in stomach. Wounded in leg.
|Date||4 July 1940||Age||52 years|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Block 26, Plot 54|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Arthur Watson, 8/4239, was born on 31 January 1888 at Dunedin, the son of James and Helen Brown Watson. Arthur married Emily Hetty Page on 26 February 1916 at Timaru.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 December 2013]; Oamaru Mail, 19 December 1899, Evening Star, 4 November 1915, Timaru Herald, 2 & 6 October 1916, New Zealand Herald, 2 October 1916, Otago Daily Times, 22 January 1929, 9 August 1930 (Papers Past) [13 November 2013; 26 October 2016]
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