Waterhouse, A M
ARNOLD MIDDLETON WATERHOUSE
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 45.
He enlisted August 1914 in Camberwell, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 16 March 1915, and was killed in action at Givenchy. Unfortunately, Arnold’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Arnold in the Watford Illustrated dated 5 June 1915; two articles about and a Death announcement for Arnold in the West Herts and Watford Observer also dated 5 June 1915; plus an In Memoriam from the Grammar School in the issue dated 31 July 1915.
Son of David and Ruth Helen (nee MIDDLETON) WATERHOUSE of Watford.
His parents married 1887 in the Worksop, Notts, district. David died 4 April 1926 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 68, and was buried 8 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Ruth died 27 May 1936 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 30 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Arnold was born 28 July 1891 in Watford, and attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 5 March to 17 September 1900; then Watford Grammar School from September 1900 to July 1907. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a shipping office clerk aged 19, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit1st/21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles)
Date of death25/05/1915
Age at death24
Place of death
NotesArnold is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery; his brother David died 6 February 1921 and also features on this Roll of Honour
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