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Richard Norman Watt

In memory of:

Private Richard Norman Watt

August 27, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


52nd Bn.

Additional Information


January 9, 1890
Merrickville, Ontario

Son of James and Eliza Watt, of Merrickville, Ontario. He was the brother of Private William Lloyd Watt, who was killed in action on June 3, 1917.

His two nephews, Flying Officer Norman Watt and Flight Lieutenant Alistair Watt died in the Second World War.

Commemorated on Page 346 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. L. 20.


Aix-Noulette is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 13 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. From Arras take the D937 towards Bethune. At Aix-Noulette, turn right at the church. The AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION are a few hundred metres on the left side of the road to Bully-Grenay.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Brothers Clarence, William (Lloyd), Stewart and Richard (Norman) Watt prior to deploying overseas.
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Merrickville Remembers– This project was sponsored jointly by the Canadian Legion Branch 245 and the Merrickville District Community Health Centre.  Serving on the Committee were Jack Jessop, Past President of Legion Branch 245;  Joyce McKay, who lost a brother in the Second World War;  Peter McKenna, Executive Director of Merrickville and District Community Health Centre;  and Jack Wilcox, who upon discharge from the Canadian Army in 1945, prepared the Sydney Academy Memorial Booklet honouring the students of the Academy who gave their lives in the Second World War.
  • Memorial Page– Richard Watt is honoured on page 25 of the Merrickville Remembers booklet, published in January 2003.

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