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19295   Lance Corporal Henry Watt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/04/1892
Died: 13/12/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
Henry Joseph Watt was the son of Joseph and Isabella Watt. He and his twin brother James were born on 16th April 1892 in Donaghmore. Sadly, James died eight days later. He was one of eleven children. His father was a railway signalman. The 1911 census shows Henry as 19 years old. He was a linen worker. Henry enlisted in Bundoran, County Donegal. Lance Corporal Henry Watt was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was injured. He died of wounds in France 13th December 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Ext.
  Bailleul, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-A-170
CWGC Casualty 202114
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Watt family Does not list Henry as living with the family at house 13 in Aghareany, Donaghmore, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Watt family Lists Henry as age 19 living with the family at house 10 in Aghareany, Donaghmore, Tyrone
3 Photo of Lance Corporal Henry Watt's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Henry Watt
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal Henry Watt's grave can be purchased here
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