Other names: William Herbert
Locations in this story: Romsey, HampshireFrance & FlandersLoker Churchyard, Nr. Ypres, West Flanders, BelgiumStratford Sub Castle, Salisbury, WiltshireBerwick St. John, WiltshireSalisbury
Story: William Herbert Waterman was born in 1892 in Romsey, Hampshire. He was the son of Henry (Harry) Waterman, a Farm Labourer, and Annie Jane Waterman (nee Phillips). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Shepherd and living at Stratford Sub Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 11077). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. When he died on 27th February 1915, he had been attached to 'A# Company and treated at the No. 7 Field Ambulance, Loker. He was buried at Loker Churchyard, Nr. Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium (grave id. II.F.9). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.