S.S. Atheltemplar, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
01/03/1941 (Died at Sea)
Master A.H.C. Waterson was killed on active service on 1st March 1941 as Master of the oil tanker, SS Atheltemplar. The convoy was attacked by German bombers. Their bombs hit the Atheltemplar destroying the Navigation Bridge and bridge deck house causing an immediate devastating fire. Captain Waterson and most of the executive officers were killed in the blast.
The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.