• Darcy Myers Watson

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Lance Corporal
  • Private

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Birth

    Beaudesert, QLD, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Enoggera QLD 4051, Australia

Stories and comments
    • The Men of "A" Company, 26th Battalion - D'Arcy Myers Watson
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Saturday, 21 December 2019

    Two ANZAC soldiers in a dug-out on Canterbury Slopes, Gallipoli, Turkey. The men are Lance Corporals D M Watson and G Davison. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1915 Inscriptions: Verso - Dugout Canterbury Slopes Chunuk Bahr.; 2nd line, Lnc Corp D M Watson, 26 Machine Gun Sech. Returned to Australia; ------- G Davison, now Armour Sergeant in France Quantity. (note: G Davison is Gilbert Sydney Davison, 26th Battalion, who left Brisbane on 29 June 1915 on HMAT Aeneas).

    D'Arcy Myers Watson, Canterbury Slopes, Gallipoli
    • The Men of the MGS 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Friday, 26 February 2021

    Balonne Beacon (St. George, Qld), Saturday 5 August 1916, page 2 LANCE-Corporal D. M. Watson (son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Watson, of St. George), returned to Brisbane from Egypt last week. He did several week's service in the trenches on Gallipoli, and was invalided to the base, where he was struck by a fragment of shell. Since then he's been in Egypt hospitals —trying to shake off an old com-plaint, but without success as regards further active service for the present. He is expected to arrive in St. George at an early date. Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld), Saturday 5 August 1916, page 38 INVALIDED ANZACS. ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME HOME. Unpropitious atmospherical conditions might have prevented numbers of per-sons from joining in the welcome home, on Saturday night, to one of the largest batches of men who have returned to us from the battle front, but it certainly did not detract one iota from the enthusiasm of those who braved the elements. Some 96 men stepped off the special train which conveyed the men back to Brisbane. Of these, three had been wounded, whilst the remainder had been stricken down with illness. Most of the men, however, had seen active service at Gallipoli. They reported that the voyage back to Australia had been a very rough one, and that at one period of the journey some excitement was occasioned by one of the mental cases jumping overboard. It was not until 20 minutes later that he was rescued from his perilous predicament. The journey by train from the Southern States, however, was more pleasant. The platform at the Central Station was the scene of a particularly large gathering of military officers, citizens, and relatives of the returned men. The Assistant Minister for Justice welcomed the men on behalf of the Queensland Government. "To say that you have acquitted yourselves well," said Mr. Fihelly, to the returned men, "hardly describes your magnificent achievement, for the world is ringing with your dauntless valour and courage." He trusted that the men would have a quick recovery to health and good spirits and would be as great a credit to Australia in the future as they had been in the past. (Applause.) Subjoined is a list of the men who returned :— Lance-Corporal D. M. Watson,