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Full Name: Raymond Wallace Watson
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Raymond Wallace
Surname: Watson
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8164
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Salesman
Next of Kin: Mrs M.H. Watson (wife), care of Mr. L.H. Hosking, 163 Knowles Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 18 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters 20 Canto.
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 191
Campaigns: Crete
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 25 May 1941
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 2. A. 11.
Biographical Notes: Raymond Watson was the son of William Wallace Watson and Irene Watson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Marjorie Hazel Watson, of Christchurch.
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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