A. S. Waterman
Service no. 3295
Private, Royal Fusiliers, 12th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in London; lived in Brixton
Killed in action on 18 July 1916, aged about 23
Remembered at Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information from the censuses
Arthur Spurgeon Waterman, named after the famous preacher and founder of Stockwell Orphanage, was a house painter. Aged 19 in 1911, he lived with his parents and four of his five siblings at 100 Paradise Road, where the family had eight rooms. They had lived at that address since at least 1901. George Phillip Waterman, 56, was a house decorator, born in Clapham; Jane Waterman, 58, was born in Islington. Lillian Gertrude Waterman, 23, was a “lady clerk” for a manufacturer of toilet preparations; Jennie Rebecca Waterman, 21, was “at home”; George Gordon Waterman, 20, was a painter; Rose Ann Waterman, 17, was an invoice clerk for a printing firm. All were born in Clapham. Four other children did not survive.