Private Joseph Alexander Watt

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Joseph Alexander Watt was born in 1887 in Portrush, County Antrim. He was the son of James and Agnes Watt.

Joseph spent his early life in County Antrim, where he worked as a carpenter. In 1916, he married Winifred Ellen Wakefield in Kingston, Surrey. Winifred lived at the Rookery in Westcott, Surrey.

Joseph enlisted in Coleraine, Co. Derry into the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. He was a private with the Army number 10264.

He was killed in action on 16th May 1917 in Salonika, Greece and is buried in Struma Military Cemetery in plot VII.B.11

Born                        Portrush, County Antrim

Son of                     James and Agnes Watt
Husband of             Winifred Ellen Wakefield of The Rookery, Westcott.

Regiment                 6th Battalion. Royal Irish Rifles
Number                   10264

Date of Death           16th May 1917
Place of Death          Salonika, Greece
Cause of Death         Killed in action

Age                           29

Cemetery                  Struma Military Cemetery, Greece