Birth date: 1889
Birth place: United Kingdom: Scotland, North Lanarkshire, Greengairs
Death date: 1980
Final rank: Private
Service number: 704 - First World War, 1914-1918
  • 10 Casualty Clearing Station
  • 15 Casualty Clearing Station
  • No. 2 Australian General Hospital
  • No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station
  • Australian Army Medical Corps

David Watson Izatt was born near Greengairs, Lanarkshire in Scotland during 1889. Before enlisting in the First World War, he described his occupation as being a sailor. He enlisted with the Australian Army Medical Corps at Victoria Barracks in Sydney on 12 October 1914. About 6 weeks later he departed Sydney aboard HMAT Kyarra with other members of the 2nd Australian General Hospital.

Izatt served at both Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He was in the last party of Army Medical Corps to leave Gallipoli at 3am on 20 December 1915. Although Izatt was assigned to the 2nd Australian General Hospital, he found himself attached to several other units over the course of the war for varying periods of time. These included the 1st Casualty Clearing Station, the 10th Casualty Clearing Station and the 15th Casualty Clearing Station. David Izatt embarked at Taranto for return to Australia on 8 October 1918.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 28 November 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Collection Items

Private Record

Izatt, David Watson (Private b.1889 - d.1980)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 704 Private David Watson Izatt. Collection consists of a letter written to his mother and father from Lemnos following the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula. He describes the postal arrangements, the very generous distribution of stores... Maker: Izatt, David Watson

PR91/074 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Letter from David Watson Izatt to Mother and Father, 6 January 1916

Letter relating to the First World War service of 704 Private David Izatt, 2nd Australian General Hospital. The letter was written by Private David Izatt to his parents from the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Lemnos, on 6 January 1916. In the letter, Private Izatt describes the...



Date of birth 1889
Date of embarkation 1914-11-28
Date of death 1980