October 24, 1867, Grantown, Scotland.
1957, Kinloch, Lochcarron, Rossshire, Scotland.
Watt became a Presbyterian minister in 1896. He served in Turriff, Aberdeenshire (1897) and Alloa (1901). In World War I, he was a chaplain to Britain’s Gordon Highlanders and Black Watch. After the war, he was a minister at Glasgow Cathedral (1923–44). His works include:
- The Tryst: A Book of the Soul (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
- Scottish Life and Poetry (London: James Nisbet, 1912)
- In the Land of War
- The Soldier’s Friend
- The Heart of a Soldier (New York: George H. Doran, 1918)
- The Gordon Highlanders (Edinburgh, Scotland: W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, 1918)
- While the Candle Burns (London: William Blackwood, 1933)
- The Scottish Ballads and Ballad Writing