Alexander Watt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Cupar
  • Service no: 39205
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Frezenberg, Belgium
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 22.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: LIII.F.12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1885
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 40 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alex Watt, 32 Seafield, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Harry (Henry), David

  • Spouse:

    Margaret Watt, 40 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 19.11.1907 & Alexander, born 09.09.1909

More about Alexander Watt

Alexander had 3 brothers who also served during the Great War, they were, Pte Harry (Henry) Watt 8478, 1st Battalion,Leinster Regiment who was killed in action 12.05.1915 at Sanctuary Wood, Belgium, Pte David Watt 39560, 13th Battalion Royal Scots who died of wounds 14.02.1918 at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wansworth, and a 3rd brother who survived the war as a P.O.W.

Alexander was a Railway Points man & Estate gardener in Dundee. He served in the 13th Battalion Royal Scots, having previously serving with the Black Watch Reg no. S/15104. He was killed in action attacking the Potsdam Pillbox, Frezenberg.

Information kindly supplied by Kenny Watt, additional information and images kindly supplied by Wurz,

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