Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR
8th LHR, AIF
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
A brief military biography of Richard Watson
Address: 31 Chusan Street, East St Kilda, Victoria.
Embarkation Age: 36.
Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915.
Embarkation Unit name: 8th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement.
Embarkation Roll number: 10/13/3.
Enlistment date: 26 July 1915.
Fate: Killed in Action 23 December 1916.
Marital status: Single.
Next of kin: Wife, Mrs Florence Watson, 31 Chusan Street, East St Kilda, Victoria.
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial: 6.
Place of death or wounding: Magdhaba, Sinai Peninsular, Egypt.
Place of burial: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave 12), Egypt.
Rank at death: Trooper [Tpr].
Rank on enlistment: Private.
Regimental number: 1630.
Religion: Church of England.
Unit from Nominal Roll: 8th Light Horse Regiment.War Grave Register notes: 1630 Trooper Richard WATSON, 8th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 23rd December 1916. Age 36. Son of Phillip and Isabel Watson; of 32, Moama Road., Malvern, Victoria, Australia. Native of Ararat, Victoria. F. 12.
Lest we forget
National Archives Service File.
Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.
Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.
Roll of Honour, AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
CWGC files, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Debt of Honour Register.
Collected Records of Steve Becker.
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
The Battle of Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916, Roll of Honour, Australia and New Zealand
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Richard Watson