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Albert V. Watson

Private

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: Miss M. Coad
  • Plaque: 3231

Additional Info

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Biography

Albert Victor Watson was born in Ross Creek, and enlisted from there as a labourer on 3rd June 1915. He was 22 and single. He was drafted to the 2nd Light Trench Mortar Battery, with Regimental No. 2700. " During the advance on Herleville Wood on 23rd August 1918 this NCO showed great gallantry, leadership and understanding of military tactics, and was influential in holding a captured position, until he was severely wounded" On 25th August 1918 he died of wounds, and is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 3231

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour