James Cairns Watt

Biography of James Cairns Watt

James C. Watt
James C. Watt

James Cairns Watt was born on the 18th April 1889 at 7 Millar Terrace in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. His father, Robert, was a Commercial Traveller, his mother, Catherine Watt (née Trotter), and they had married on the 1st January 1880 in Edinburgh. The family lived at 11 Jedburgh Avenue in Rutherglen.

Watt began his medical studies at the University of Glasgow in 1908, enrolling in classes such as Botany and Zoology. He had a successful academic career, winning a first-class certificate in Systematic Embryology in 1910. He was also awarded the Arnott Prize for Physiological Physics in 1911. Watt graduated MB in 1913.

James is listed on the passenger manifest of the White Star ship Majestic which set sail from Southampton to New York on the 4th July 1923. On the 10th July 1923, US immigration records record his last permanent address as Accra, Africa Gold Coast, and his nearest relative details as Wife: Mrs J. C. Watt of Brampton Ash Rectory, Market Harborough (Leicestershire, England). His final destination was New York.

James Cairns Watt died on the 13th November 1938 at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. His last address was recorded as Chapel House, Lindsey, Suffolk, England. James is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.


James Cairns Watt
Born 18 April 1889.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB, 1913;
Record last updated: 30th Aug 2016

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