R. R. Waters

A two minute silence isn’t really very long to contemplate everyone who lost their life, so this year I remembered Reginald Waters. Earlier in the year we visited the Lone Pine cemetery and it looked like quite a few of the graves had been visited recently. Reginald’s was one of those with a poppy, and there was also a photo which had been left. I’ve been meaning to look him up since.

This evening I found out a bit more, via the list of names at the Lone Pine cemetery:

WATERS, Private, REGINALD RUTHERFORD, 870. 23rd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 30th November 1915. I. A. 17.

He was also remembered in The Argus newspaper.

It all seems such a waste, with Turkish cemeteries close by. Pretty well summed up by this memorial I think.

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