Private Robert Edward Watson

Service number 5104
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Annandale
Death Date 1918-03-24
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Robert Edward Watson (5104, 30th Battalion) was an engineer’s apprentice from Annandale, NSW, when he enlisted in February 1917. He was killed in action near Messines on 24 March 1918. His father wrote that he was 16 years 2 months at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 12 February 1917
Date of embarkation 10 May 1917
Date of death 24 March 1918
Date of fate 24 March 1918