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Number Private 4051

Battalion 45th Battalion

Place of Birth Ariah Park

Next of Kin His sister, Mrs. Ada Tilton of Woolamai
South Gippsland

Date and place of enlistment 27/8/1915
Cootamundra New South Wales

Physical details on enlistment Age 24 years and 11 months,
167 pounds, brown eyes and dark hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 7/9/1916 at Pozieres

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Associated with Hallston. The family had land in Allambee South

Military History

He is on the Hallston Honour Roll
27/8/15 He enlisted in Cootamundra
30/12/15 He embarked Sydney on the HMAT Medic
On page 21 of his file is a letter from his sister asking about the medals of her two brothers as she is the eldest in the family. The other brother was Norman Henry Watkins, 9th Battalion, who also died. Another relation E J Watkins says he is the eldest in a letter on page 25. On page 26 Ada is told there is no medal for a sister only a mother or widow.


WATKINS, Albert Ernest

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