Person:Hugh McWatters (4)

Facts and Events
Name[1] Hugh Goodwin McWatters
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 DEC 1899 Charters Towers Road, Hyde Park, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Occupation[3] 1917 carriage builder
Death[2] 10 JUN 1918 in WW 1 action in France while serving with the 21st Reinforcements, 25th Battalion
Burial[3] Villers-Bretonneaux Memorial, Somme, France
Other[4] served as a private, 7098, 25th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.Military

Villers-Bretonneaux is a vilage 16 km east of Amiens on the main road to St. Quentin. The Memorial stands in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery which is about 2 km north of the village on the road to Fouilloy. Commemorated by name on the Memorial are over 10,000 Australian soldiers who fell in the battlefields of the Somme, Arras and the "Hundred Days". The Villers-Bretonneaux Memorial is also the Australian National Memorial to the Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to those of the dead whose graves are unknown.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914
  2. Research of Michael McWatters, Armadale, Western Australia, reported Oct 7, 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Research of Gaye Vardy, Dululu, Queensland, received Dec 7, 2003.
  4. Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour website