S.S. Atheltemplar, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth:
01/03/1941 (Died at Sea)
Arthur Waterson was the eldest son of Robert and Annie Waterson He was born on 13th May 1903 in the Bangor area, probably in Groomsport. He was the eldest of four children. His father was a fisherman. Arthur was the husband of Eileen Waterson. Arthur Hill Coates Waterson was with the Merchant Navy in World War Two, serving as captain on board the ship SS Atheltemplar. In March 1941, his convoy was attacked by German aircraft. Captain Waterson and ten crew members were lost. As far as is known, Arthur Waterson’s only connection with Cookstown was that he was a cousin of Arthur Killips of 78 Chapel Street, Cookstown.
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.