Waters, George Thorold


He was the son of the Reverend Thomas Waters, Vicar of Thornbury, Gloucestershire and then Rector of Staverton, Daventry. He was Prefect of Chapel in his last year and stood on dress for College XV. In 1892 he was elected to a Scholaship at New College, Oxford and took his degree in 1896 with First Classes in Classical Moderations and Literae Humaniores. The same year he was appointed to an Assistant Mastership at Rossall and in 1900 left for Haileybury, where he was active with the OTC.

On August 5th 1905 Waters married Miss Mary Sophia Vere Vessey (daughter of J.H. Vessey, of Weston and Halton Manors, Lincolnshire); they lived at Mythe End, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and Waters left a son when he died.

He went to France early in 1918, attached to 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment: and died at Boulogne on Good Friday of that year, of wounds sustained at the beginning of the great German offensive. He was forty-four years old, and is buried in grave IV.F.1 of Wimereux Communal Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Waters
  • Forenames or initials: George Thorold
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1886-1892
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Suffolk Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 22nd August 1873
  • Date of Death: 29th March 1918
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY: Grave IV. F. 1.