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William Watt

William Watt

Male 1875 - 1933  (57 years)

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  • Name William Watt  [1
    Born 22 Mar 1875  Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Address:
    Insch, Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 
    • William's birth was registered in Garioch on 12 Apr 1875. His Royal Marines records show DOB as 11 May 1875 in Insch.
    Gender Male 
    Military Enlistment 28 Sep 1893  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • William enlisted in the RMLI, Portsmouth Division (Royal Marine Light Infantry).
    Occupation 28 Sep 1893  Walmer, Deal, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI) 
    Address:
    Royal Marine Depot, Walmer, Kent, England 

    • In 1906 William would be in the Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI) - part of the Royal Navy. (Bruce Watt's data)
      In 1916/17 William (Willie) was serving on the cruiser HMS Philomel; a convoy escort in the Indian Ocean and off the Syrian coast. William's military service completed in Feb 1919 aboard Philomel, disembarking in Wellington NZ. (Click on Media tab to see copy of his service record).
    Religion 28 Sep 1893  Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    • William's religion is recorded on his Royal Marines service records - 1893 enlistment .
    Residence 1919  New Plymouth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Spotswood, New Plymouth, New Zealand 
    Residence 1920  South Road, New Plymouth, North Island New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    530 South Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand 
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    Buried 1933  New Plymouth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Te Henui cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand 
    Died 19 Feb 1933  New Plymouth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 58y 
    Address:
    New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island New Zealand 
    Person ID I463  Hannaway
    Last Modified 31 May 2019 

    Father John Watt 
    Mother Barbara Strachan,   b. 1841, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 May 1862  Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeannie Rookes,   b. 8 Dec 1880, Dundee, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1963, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1906  Dundee, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    St Luke's Manse , Lochee, Dundee, Scotland 
    Children 
     1. John William Watt,   b. Dec 1906, Gosport, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Stewart Watt,   b. 1 Oct 1909, Portsea (island), Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1967, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Rita Watt,   b. 1912, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age 64 years)
     4. Gordon Watt,   b. 8 Sep 1918, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Wallace Watt,   b. 22 Feb 1921, New Plymouth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2005  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Insch, Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 22 Mar 1875 - Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary Enlistment - 28 Sep 1893 - Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI) - 28 Sep 1893 - Walmer, Deal, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 28 Sep 1893 - Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    St Luke's Manse , Lochee, Dundee, Scotland - 6 Jan 1906 - Dundee, Scotland
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Spotswood, New Plymouth, New Zealand - 1919 - New Plymouth, New Zealand
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    530 South Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand - 1920 - South Road, New Plymouth, North Island New Zealand
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Te Henui cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand - 1933 - New Plymouth, New Zealand
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 58y - 19 Feb 1933 - New Plymouth, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Watt, William c1905
    Watt, William c1905
    Picture Note: William Watt c1905
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    Watt,William_birth 1875
    Watt,William_birth 1875
    Picture Note: Birth of William Watt on 22 Mar 1875 in the village of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Father is John Watt (a Farm Servant), mother is Barbara (formerly Strachan); married in May 1862 in Culsalmond - 3 miles from Insch. Birth registered in Insch on 12 Apr 1875. © Crown copyright - ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk. Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records.
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    Watt, William c1905
    Watt, William c1905
    Picture Note: William Watt c1905
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    Watt,Wm_RMLI_1893-1914
    Watt,Wm_RMLI_1893-1914
    Picture Note: William Watt's Royal Marine Light Infantry service record: Sept 1893 to Feb1914 (Regt. No7072). Zoom-in to view details. © Ancestry.com (Royal Marines Registers of Service. The National Archives of the UK [TNA], Kew, Surrey, England)
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    Watt, William b1875_ 1911 census Alverstoke
    Watt, William b1875_ 1911 census Alverstoke
    Picture Note: William Watt born 1875 Insch, Aberdeenshire_1911 census Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire. William is a Royal Marine-part of the Admiralty. He, Jeannie & family are living at No48 Richmond Road-see media shot of their house today.
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    Watt, W-1911 census_48 RchmondRd Gosport_2nd Hse
    Watt, W-1911 census_48 RchmondRd Gosport_2nd Hse
    Picture Note: William Watt-1911 census lived at 48 Richmond Rd. Alverstoke, Gosport (2nd house as it is today). He was in the Royal Marines and statiioned locally.R Marines could be drafted to a barracks or to a ship.(courtesy of GoogleView)
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    Watt, William_HMS Philomel berthing Wellington 1917
    Watt, William_HMS Philomel berthing Wellington 1917
    Picture Note: HMS Philomel berthing at Queen's Wharf, Wellington, on 16 March 1917 after returning from wartime service overseas. William Watt had been serving on Philemel for some time.
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  • Notes 
    • "William was the seventh child of John Watt and Barbara Strachan" (Watt family records).

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Bruce Watt, New Zealand (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S125] National Records of Scotland (Reliability: 3).
      Scotland birth registrations usually include the marriage date of parents. John Watt & Mary Strachan were married in the church at Culsalmond in May 1862.

    3. [S55] Bruce Watt, New Zealand.

    4. [S67] Ancestry.com. UK Family website, UK, Royal Marines Registers of Service Index, 1842-1925 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S67] Ancestry.com. UK Family website, Royal Marines Registers of Service. The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S74] National Archives, UK, Royal Marines Service Records (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S153] Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S125] National Records of Scotland, Marriage date from birth registration of son William Watt. (Reliability: 2).