James Carmichael Watson

Biography of James Carmichael Watson

Ordinary Seaman James Carmichael Watson was a lecturer in Celtic at the University from 1935 until he succeeded his father as Professor of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh in 1938. During the war he served aboard the destroyer HMS Jaguar.

Watson was one of 190 men who lost their lives on 26 March 1942 when Jaguar was sunk by a German U-Boat off Sidi Barrani in Egypt.


James Carmichael Watson
Born 12 March 1910, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died 26 March 1942.
University Link: Staff
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: lecturers
War Service: Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy
Grave / Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, England
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Record last updated: 13th Aug 2012

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