Monday, 16 October 2017


Henry Waterson
Private, 1st Royal Marine Batt., Royal Naval Divison, Royal Marine Light Infantry
Service No: CH/1261(S)
Died: 02/03/1917
Age: 22

Interred in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Remembered on family memorial in Bangor Cemetery

Henry Waterson was born in Groomsport on the 27th December 1894. He was the youngest child of William Waterson and his wife Jane Waterson (nee Malone). His father was a fisherman and after his education Henry followed in his father's footsteps taking up fishing as his occupation.

He enlisted on the 24th November 1915 and embarked with the Royal Marine Brigade on 28th June 1916. He was drafted to the BEF and joined the 4th Entrenching Battalion on 10th November 1916 before transferring to the 1st Royal Marine Battalion on the 25th November 1916. At the end of February 1917 he received a gun shot wound to the left leg resulting in a compound fracture of tibia which required amputation. He died of his wounds in 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, on 2nd March 1917.

Portrait photograph courtesy of Nigel Henderson, Great War Newspaper Clippings.

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