Rank: Private
Service Number: 2008.
Regiment: "D" Company, 6th Bn. Australian Infantry Killed In Action Sunday 25th April 1915 Age 20County Memorial Crewe
Commemorated\Buried LONE PINE MEMORIAL
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 26

Only son of Joseph Watkin and Jane Green of “Verdun,” East Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. According to the 1911 Census, was living at 78, Samuel Street, Crewe and was employed as a book stall clerk. Enlisted September 16, 1914 and embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Hororata on October 19, 1914 for the Front. Killed just after landing at Anzac Cove, when a shell burst at his feet when advancing up a hill.

Service record (Australian) available.

Updated by Mark A. Potts on April 2, 2017.