This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Watt Mitchell
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/4816
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Howe Battalion, R.N. Div.
- Place of Death: Royal Naval Hospital, Gibraltar
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 12.09.1915
- Burial Country: Gibraltar
- Cemetery: Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: D.3106.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 10 Kinloch Pl, 105 Hawkhill, Dundee
- Occupation: Dundee Supply Co, Commercial St, Dundee
Charlotte Mitchell, 10 Kinloch Pl, 105 Hawkhill, Dundee
Alexander Mitchell, Kinloch Pl, 105 Hawkhill, Dundee
More about Robert Watt Mitchell
Robert was the brother of Pte Alexander Mitchell 34821, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers who died of wounds 24.04.1917.
DOW in Hospital Gibraltar (GSW left thigh) ex-SS “Royal George.” (accidentally shot aboard ship en-route between UK & Gibraltar).
DUNDEE MEMBER OF HOWE BATTALION
DIES OF WOUNDS IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. A. Mitchell, who resides at Kinloch Place, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, A.B. Robert Watt Mitchell, Howe Battalion, Clyde R.N.V.R., died of wounds in the Royal Naval Hospital Gibraltar, on 12 inst.
The official news stated that he sustained a gunshot wound in the left thigh. The last news Mrs. Mitchell received from her son referred to the 11th inst, as his fourth day at sea. A.B. Mitchell was 21 years of age, and enlisted three months ago. He was home on Furlough several weeks ago. He was formerly employed by the Dundee Supply Company Commercial Street.
Dundee Courier September 21st 1915
SEAMAN DIES FROM WOUNDS
News has been received of the death from wounds in the Royal Naval Hospital, Gibraltar of Seaman Robert Watt Mitchell, of the Howe Battalion, 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, Royal Naval Division. Seaman Mitchell, who was 21 years of age, was a son of Mr Alexander Mitchell, Kinloch Place, 105 Hawkhill, Dundee.
The Peoples Journal September 25th 1915
Able Seaman Robert Watt Mitchell, a young man of Dundee, was yesterday officially reported as having died from a gunshot wound. He was in the Howe Battalion of the R.N.V.R.
Glasgow Herald September 21st 1915
Additional information supplied by Michael Caldwell.
Can you tell us more about Robert Watt Mitchell'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...