Lieutenant William Thornton Watson

Service number 902, 4377, N60235, NX144850
Ranks Held Gunner, Lieutenant, Private, Sergeant, Temporary Major
Birth Date 10 November 1892
Birth Place New Zealand: South Island, Nelson
Death Date 09 September 1961
Death Place United States of America: New York
Final Rank Lieutenant
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in London Gazette in 1919-10-04
Published in London Gazette in 1917-07-09
Published in London Gazette in 1919-02-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-04
Published in London Gazette in 1943-01-07
Published in London Gazette in 1919-03-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-06-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-11-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1942-12-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-01-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Private
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Gunner
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
    London Gazette
    09 July 1917 on page 6822 at position 12
    Commonwealth Gazette
    08 November 1917 on page 2936 at position 6
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    01 February 1919 on page 1739 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 951 at position 11
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Papuan Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Major
    London Gazette
    07 January 1943 on page 209 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    17 December 1942 on page 2877 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    04 October 1919 on page 12264 at position 7
    Commonwealth Gazette
    17 June 1919 on page 1010 at position 42
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    6th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant

Timeline

Date of birth 10 November 1892
Date of embarkation 19 August 1914
Date of enlistment 19 March 1915
Date of embarkation 26 June 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 07 March 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 October 1918
Date returned to Australia 15 May 1919
Date of death 09 September 1961