Harry Watt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 8478
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Sanctuary Wood, Belgium
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 12.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 44

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Seafield Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alexander Watt

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, David

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Harry Watt

Harry has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. Harry had 3 brothers who also served during the Great War, they were, Pte Alexander Watt 39205, 13th Battalion Royal Scots who was killed in action 22.08.1917 at Frezenberg, 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.

DUNDEE PRIVATE FALLS IN FIFTH ATTACK.

Private Harry Watt, 1st Leinsters, fell in the course of a fierce attack on the German trenches on 12th inst.  Intimation of his death is contained in a letter which his father, Mr Alexander Watt, Seafield Road, Dundee, received yesterday.  The Leinsters had charged five times, and it was in the last attack that his son was laid low.  Deceased who was 26 years of age, had served seven years with the colours, and was drafted from India to France.

Dundee Courier 31st May 1915

Information kindly supplied by Kenny Watt, with additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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