Robert Lobian Watt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3619
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 26/12/1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Poperinghe New Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II. A. 16.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 6 Bernard Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Waiter
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Watt, 6 Bernard St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Watt, 6 Bernard St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Lobian Watt

Robert L. B. Watt   3619   Black Watch


Private Robert L. B. Watt, Black Watch, has died from poisoning by charcoal fumes at the front.

Deceased’s mother, who resides at 6 Bernard Street, Dundee, has received information regarding his death from Lieutenant and Quartermaster McLachlan, whose servant he had been for the past nine months.  The officer states that on the morning of the 27th December an officer’s servant went into the room occupied by Private Watt to waken him.  He found him, as he thought, looking very ill.  A doctor who was sent for said Watt had been dead for some hours, and that death was due to having a charcoal fire in the room in which he slept.

Private Watt was 24 years of age, and previous to enlisting was a waiter.

Dundee Courier 9th January 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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