WATSON, John Warren Hight
(Service number 7/781)
|First Rank||Trooper. Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Gunner|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Longbeach, Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||Ashburton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. E. WATSON (mother), Schoolhouse, Longbeach, Canterbury. Mrs Annie Elizabeth WATSON (mother), Schoolhouse, Long-beach, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Reinforcements. New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles. 10th Reforcements Details, Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||14 December 1914. 22 February 1916|
|Transport||Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter. Waihora|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Field Artillery, 11th Battalion|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Invalided home from Gallipoli in November 1915; returned to Western Front with 10th Reinforcements. Wounded at Passchendaele on 14 October 1917. Invalided back to New Zealand in March 1918. Patient of Ashburton Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital, Hanmer, & Christchurch Hospital.
|Date||29 July 1918||Age||23 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Died of disease|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 02 August 1918|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ashburton Cemetery, Ashburton, NZ|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 155, No. 58|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Ashburton War Memorial|
Son of John & Annie Elizabeth (nee HIGHT) WATSON, of 51 Cameron St, Ashburton, NZ. Educated at Longbeach & Ashburton High Schools. One time of Washdyke & Fairview. Prior to enlistment he was farming with his brother at Winchester. Military funeral at Ashburton.
Cenotaph Database [07 November 2013]; CWGC [08 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 02 August & 03 August 1918 (Papers Past) [10 November 2013]
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