Roger Claude Vaughan Waters

Memorial: Chipping Sodbury - School

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Flight Lieutenant

Parents: Claude Dalinger and Madeleine Waters

Home address: 34 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Solicitor

Date of birth: 06/02/1915

Date of death: 15/05/1945

Buried/Commemorated at: He is commemorated on the war memorial at Kranji North West Singapore and on the Chipping Sodbury war memorial

Age: 30

Further information:

He attended Chipping Sodbury Grammar School between 1924 and 1926, then went to Rendcombe College, Cirencester where he was a successful athlete. He later trained in law in Bristol. He joined the RAF in 1941 and the 47th squadron in 1943 where he was a navigator on Mosquitos. In 1945 his squadron was involved in bombing Japanese ground forces in Singapore. He was at the end of his tour of duty when his Mosquito went into a nose dive from which it did not recover and as a result his aircraft fell into the river. He was killed along with the pilot and his body was never found.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/
https://www.findmypast.co.uk/
https://www.cwgc.org/
http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/47_wwII.html
http://www.oldrendcombian.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/RC-War-Record-Roll-of-Honour-Final-23Dec2017.pdf