A Great War Battle of Neuve Chapelle Attack of 12th March 1915 Officer Casualty Memorial Plaque issued in memory of William Denne Waters, a 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment - the Sherwood Foresters, who was present out on the Western Front from January 1915, and was then mortally wounded in action when his company was ordered to charge a breastwork and mown down by maxims on 12th January 1915, dying later that same night.

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A Great War Battle of Neuve Chapelle Attack of 12th March 1915 Officer Casualty Memorial Plaque issued in memory of William Denne Waters, a 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment - the Sherwood Foresters, who was present out on the Western Front from January 1915, and was then mortally wounded in action when his company was ordered to charge a breastwork and mown down by maxims on 12th January 1915, dying later that same night.

Great War Memorial Plaque, named to; (WILLIAM DENNE WATERS), together with the original card protective envelope.

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William Denne Waters was born on 1st August 1892 in Woolwich, the son of William Deane Waters, of Clarence House, Walmer, Kent. Educated at Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich, where he was in the Officer Training Corps, he passed for the army in June 1914, and was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15th August 1914 shortly after the outbreak of the Great War.

Gazetted into the 3rd Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment - the Sherwood Foresters, he then saw service attached to the 1st Battalion out on the Western Front from January 1915, and was mortally wounded in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 12th March 1915. A fellow officer wrote: “He was in my old company, which was ordered to charge a breastwork, and he was up and off, leading his men as he always did, but the whole lot were practically mown down by maxims.” Waters died the same night, and is buried in Estaires Cemetery.