Private Joseph William Watt

Service number 1457
Death Date 1915-05-17
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Gallipoli Peninsula
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Joseph William Watt (1457, 1st Battalion) was born in Waikaia, New Zealand, and moved to Australia at the age of 16 years 6 months. He enlisted at Liverpool, NSW, in October 1914, listing his occupation as sailor. Joseph was killed in action on Gallipoli on 17 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. His father wrote that he was 17 years 10 months of age.



Date of enlistment 30 October 1914
Date of embarkation 11 February 1915
Date of death 17 May 1915