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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:
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