Great War Dundee
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James Ferguson Watt
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 20770
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 26.10.1915
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 11 Peep O Day Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Railway worker
Catherine Watt, 11 Peep O Day Lane, Dundee
Eliza, born 08.10.1915
More about James Ferguson Watt
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
James Watt 20770 12th Royal Scots
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Private James Watt, 12th Royal Scots, whose wife and child live at 11 Peep o’ Day Lane, Dundee, was killed in action on 26th October. Deceased, who was 22 years of age, was employed on the railway prior to enlisting early this year. He had been in France for about five months. Mrs Watt’s brother, Sapper William Kirkwood, Royal Engineers, is at present serving with the colours.
Dundee Courier 26th November 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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