Albert Ernest Watkins

Name     Albert Ernest Watkins

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.

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