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William John Watson
« on: Wednesday 05 April 17 16:36 BST (UK) »
Looking for information on William John Watson, born in 1903 in Whitburn West Lothian , Scotland.
He immigrated to Newcastle in 1932 and married Ivy May Ambler in 1937 at Wallsend NSW.
He enlisted for the Army in 1939 and his service number was N457165. ( He lied about his age and told Army he was born in 1906 and not 1903 which was actual burth year).
I cannot find any information on children, so anything on the family history would be welcome.

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Re: William John Watson
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 21:42 BST (UK) »
NSW BDM https://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx
birth: 40090/1906 Ivy M. AMBLER ; Father-George; Mother-Emily; Wallsend
death: 100234/1985 Ivy May WATSON IVY MAY; George; Emily

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Re: William John Watson
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 22:04 BST (UK) »
Hi 
  NSW BDM  WILLIAM JOHN WATSON  1979  Father William  Mother Janet

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Re: William John Watson
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 22:11 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The Australian National Archives would hold William's WW2 enlistment papers which have not yet been digitised therefore there would most likely be fee involved to be able to receive a copy. Go to the Archives site and carry out a records search for the details.

http://www.naa.gov.au/

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Re: William John Watson
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 22:15 BST (UK) »
Does not appear that William (seems to be known as John) and Ivy had children as indicated from notice "In Memoriam" 1954

27251/1950 George AMBLER; Father-William; Mother-Elizabeth; Wallsend
Funeral notice for George AMBLER
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 6 Dec 1950 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/134380027

NSW death: 19077/1953 Emily AMBLER; Father-Richard; Mother-Sarah; Wallsend
The Newcastle Sun 20 Aug 1953 Funeral notice: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161037648
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 21 Aug 1953 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/134276969

Newcastle Morning Herald 19 Aug 1954 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/134664787 (also several notices by other family members)
In Memoriam:
AMBLER.-In loving memory of our dear mother and mother in-law, passed away August 19, 1953.
Dear is her name;
Deep in our hearts she will always remain.
Sadly missed by Ivy and John.

CoL

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Re: William John Watson
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 April 17 00:38 BST (UK) »
Hi

  The address of Ivy and John was I Alfred St Waratah , (suburb in Newcastle)

  I can check funeral notices for you  next week.   

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