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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: S.S. Atheltemplar, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 13/05/1903
Died: 01/03/1941 (Died at Sea)
Age: 37
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 12
CWGC Casualty 2793414
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 323
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Waterson family Lists Arthur H C as age 5 living with the family at house 78 in Groomsport, Bangor, Down
2 Barry Niblock - North Down & Ards Arthur Waterson listed on Groomsport War Memorial
3 Groomsport Memorial Arthur Waterson listed on Groomsport Church Memorial
4 Tower Hill Memorial photo Atheltemplar on Tower Hill Memorial
5 Uboat.Net - Atheltemplar Atheltemplar ship information including photo
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