They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Arthur Watt


Motor Mechanic, V36850, RCNVR


Born: 02 Aug 1921, Vancouver, British Columbia


Died: 14 Feb 1945, Ostend, Belgium


Book of Remembrance


WATT, John Arthur, MM, V36850, RCNVR, MPK - 14 Feb 1945, MTB-463 - Son of John Benjamin and Ethel Maude Watt, of Deep Cove, North Vancouver, British Columbia; husband of Kathleen Ann Watt, of White Rock, British Columbia. Brother of James and George.


MM Watt was killed in a fire and resulting explosions on MTBs at Ostend, Belgium, his body was not recovered.


John's brothers James William Watt and George Nairn Watt also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 11 May 1942. Commenced Active Service 11 May 1942

MTB-463 - Drafted to MTB-463 24 Mar 1944 as a L/Sto(M), RCNVR. Rated A/MM 15 Aug 1944






(JW01-JW02) Record of Service

(JW03) Verification form - Campaign medals and stars

(JW04) Report of Death


Press release on the destruction of 5 MTBs of the 29th MTB Flotilla and Casualty List



Second World War Casualty Index