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Full Name
Raymond Harold Watts
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Raymond Harold
Surname
Watts
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
45920
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Mail car driver
Next of Kin
Mrs K.M. Watts (wife), 450 Albert Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
High Street, Bulls, Manawatu, New Zealand
Military District
Marton
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 221
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
25Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
At sea, lost in the SS Nino Bixio
Date of Death
17 August 1942
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed whilst a Prisoner of War
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 106.
Biographical Notes
  • Raymond Watts was the son of Harold and Bertha Watts, of Palmerston North, New Zealand; husband of Kathleen Watts, of Bulls.
  • He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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