Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
101   Private Alexander Watt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Innishkilling Dragoons (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/01/1897
Died: 03/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Alexander Watt was the son of Joseph and Eliza Watt. He and his twin brother George were born on 22nd January 1897 in Drumglass, Dungannon. He was one of at least of 16 children. There were a remarkable four sets of twins. Alexander enlisted in Dungannon. Private Alexander Watt was serving with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron), attached to 2nd Regiment, North Irish Horse. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 3rd July 1916. Private Watt has no known grave and is commemorated at Thiepval Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Pier/Face 1A
CWGC Casualty 819775
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Union Place National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Watt family Lists Alexander as age 4 living with the family at house 12 in Georges Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Watt family Lists Alexander as age 14 living with the family at house 10 in Georges Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Ancestry - family tree Elizabeth Ann Buchanan Family Tree
4 Brother - William Watt Attestation Papers Brother of Alexander Watt, served with Canadians
5 Photo of Private Alexander Watt's inscription
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Alexander Watt
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 North Irish Horse Information on Private Alexander Watt
9 Sister - Worker Alicia Watt QMAAC Sister of Private Alexander Watt
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023