Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Jack Fitzroy Waters

Surname: Waters
Other names: Jack Fitzroy
Other people in this story:
Charles James Salway Waters
Elizabeth Good Waters nee Miles
George William Waters
Locations in this story:
Charlton All Saints, Alderbury, Wilts
Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Woodyates Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley
Agagia, Egypt

Jack Fitzroy Waters was born in 1890 in Charlton All Saints, Alderbury, Wiltshire, and baptised at Charlton All Saints on 30th May 1890. He was the son of Charles James Salway Waters, a Farmer, and Elizabeth Good Waters (nee Miles). Jack's mother died and was buried at Sixpenny Handley on 26th December, 1908. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at Woodyates Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. His occupation was recorded as "Farmer's Son". He enlisted at Okeford Fitzpaine and joined the 1/1st Battalion of the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) attached to the Household Cavalry of the Line (Service No. 459) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Sergeant. He served in Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and then on to Egypt after three months treatment in Malta. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was killed in action at the Battle of Agagia, Egypt, on 25th Feb 1916 and was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt (grave id. G.31). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial and on the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour.  Jack's brother, George William Waters, also served but survived the conflict.

  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives