James Henderson Watt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/17427
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 02.11.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Preseau Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: A.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 12.05.1898.
  • Place of Birth: 68 Kemback St, Dundee
  • Address: 18 King's Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Stamper, Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Princes St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Watt, 423 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David John D. Watt

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Henderson Watt

James Watt   S/17427   Seaforth Highlanders

Signaller James Watt, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on the 2d November.  He enlisted in January, 1916, and had been at the front 14 months.  In civil life he was a stamper with Baxter Bros. & Co., Ltd., Princess Street.  A brother Driver David Watt is serving with the R.F.A. in Egypt.  His parents reside at 18 King’s Road, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 16th November 1918

WATT—Killed in action, 2nd November, Signaller James Watt, No. 17427, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, aged 20, second son of Mr and Mrs Watt, 18 King’s Road, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd November 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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