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John William Watson
« on: Wednesday 11 May 16 14:07 BST (UK) »
My uncle John William Watson born in Whitburn , West Lothian, Scotland immigrated to Australia in 1932 ( Ship was SS Hobsons Bay). I have found William John Watson's ( Some listings have him as John William Watson)  who married after that date in NSW Australia but cannot access any other information.
If anybody can help i would be grateful.

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Re: John William Watson
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 May 16 15:07 BST (UK) »
The shipping manifest has him as William J. aged 28, so born c1904, contracted to land at Sydney.  The easiest thing to do is to try and find his death first and then trace him backwards to marriage and children.

What are his parents' names?

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Re: John William Watson
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 May 16 15:18 BST (UK) »
This looks like his WW2 enlistment:

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=408783

This may be the correct marriage:

1004/1937
WATSON, WILLIAM JOHN
AMBLER,    IVY MAY
Registered at WALLSEND

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Re: John William Watson
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 May 16 15:32 BST (UK) »
Possible birth and death for Ivy:

40090/1906
AMBLER, IVY M
Parents: GEORGE & EMILY
Registerd at WALLSEND

100234/1985
WATSON, IVY MAY
Parents: GEORGE & EMILY

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Re: John William Watson
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 May 16 16:13 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for prompt reply.
His parents ( My grandparents ) are William John McLachlan Watson ( born 21 Sept 1871) and Janet ( nee Maconachie) who were married in Carnwath , Lanarkshire on 27th march 1896.
He was born in 1903 in Whitburn, West Lothian.
My father told me he never heard from him after he left UK.

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Re: John William Watson
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 May 16 16:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Derek, This could be your Uncles NSW death registration in 1979.

William John WATSON, Father William, Mother Janet, ref # 101019/1979

https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search/result?3

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