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James Watson was born in Ballarat and was a Horse Driver when he enlisted in the 29th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement on 12 May 1916 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916. In February 1917 he moved to France and served out the war relatively trouble free, aside from some mild illness problems. After the war he returned to Australia on the Euripides, disembarking at Melbourne on Anzac Day 1919.
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