BRM 2017 August 2017 - Page 52

Waters spent a good portion of time trying to hunt down the details of his father’s death, and found it in a WWII survivor, Harry Shindler. Shindler helped Waters track down where it was that his father had died, and gave him closure to that part of his life on the 70th anniversary of his father’s death in Anzio, Italy. He erected a monument dedicated to his father, and the members of Royal Fusiliers Company C. All of who died in the Battle of Anzio in 1944. He laid a wreath, thus, giving him closure of all that had tormented him for 70 years.

The epitaph reads, with a portion of lyrics from:

“The Final Cut”

IN MEMORY OF

2Lt ERIC FLETCHER WATERS

“C” COMPANY, 8th BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS

28th DECEMBER 1914 – FEBRUARY 1944

WHO DIED HERE,

AND ALL

THE OTHER FALLEN

WHO HAVE

NO KNOWN GRAVE

“ASHES AND DIAMONDS,

FOE AND FRIEND,

WE WERE ALL EQUAL

IN THE END.”

ROGER WATERS