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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 23/09/1886 Plymouth, Devon. d. 22/01/1981 Sutton Coldfield

 

He was 32 years old, and an acting major in the 218th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army during the First World War at the second battle of the Sambre when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC:

 

VC ACTION

 

On 4 November 1918 near Ors, France, Major Waters, with his Field Company, was bridging the Oise-Sambre Canal under artillery and machine-gun fire at close range, the bridge being damaged and the building party suffering severe casualties. All Major Waters' officers had been killed or wounded and he at once went forward and personally supervised the completion of the bridge, working on cork floats while under such intense fire that it seemed impossible that he could survive. The success of the operation was entirely due to his valour and example.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: ROYAL ENGINEERS MUSEUM, CHATHAM, KENT.

BURIAL PLACE: SUTTON COLDFIELD CREMATORIUM, SUTTON COLDFIELD.

 

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Sir Arnold Horace Santo Waters

VC, CBE, DSO, MC.

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Arnold Waters' medals including his VC and MC on display at the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent

(April 2014).

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Barrack Street, Warwick (Richard Thompson)