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19295   Lance Corporal Henry Watt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 13/12/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
Summary      
Henry Watt was the son of Joseph and Isabella Watt Henry was born about 1892 in Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone.. Joseph Watt was a railway signalman. The 1911 census shows Henry as 19 years old. He is 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. Henry was 25 years old.
Further Information
Henry Watt was the son of Joseph and Isabella Watt Henry was born about 1892 in Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone.
The 1901 census records the family living in house 13 in Aghareany, Donaghmore, County Tyrone. However Henry does not appear to be living with the family. Joseph Watt was a railway signalman.
The 1911 census shows Henry as 19 years old. He and his siblings are all linen workers. The family were still living in Aghareany, Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
Family: Joseph Watt, Isabella Watt, Caroline Watt (born about 1881), Hester 'Essie' Watt (born about 1891), Henry Watt (born about 1892), Joseph Watt (born about 1894), Isabella Watt (born about 1896)
Henry ‘Harry’ Watt was a member of Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
Henry enlisted in Bundoran, County Donegal.
Medal card
Private H Watt, Inniskilling Fusiliers, who resided at Annaghbeg, has been wounded
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th December 1916:
Private Harry Watt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, belongs to Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 14 December 1916:
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. Henry was 25 years old.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd December 1916:
Private Harry Watt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died of wounds received in action, was the son of Mr Joseph Watt, Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, County Tyrone and was an active member of Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 28 December 1916:
The death is reported of Private Henry Watt, Inniskilling Fusiliers, as the result of wounds received in action in action three weeks ago. He was the son of Mr Joseph Watt, Annaghbeg.
Last Will and Testament of Henry Watt:
On event of my death, I leave all my exceptions to my mother Mrs J Watt, Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, Ireland. Signed Henry Watt, Private 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 4th August 1916.
Lance Corporal Henry Watt is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
The CWGC records Henry Watt as the son of Joseph and Isabella Watt, of Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Aghareany, Donaghmore Donaghmore Census listing in Aghareany 54.523273 -6.811538
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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 BillionGraves.com 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
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