Robert Lobian Watt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3619
  • Rank: Private
  • 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:

    Mrs 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

DUNDEE SOLDIER’S TRAGIC DEATH.

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

Can you tell us more about Robert Lobian Watt? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: