Maynard Septimus WATERS

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WATERS, Maynard Septimus

Service Number: 7108
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Adelaide South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler South Australia Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Nuriootpa, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), Gawler HB1* WW1, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide South Australia Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7108, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7108, 10th Infantry Battalion
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7108, 10th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Born in Gawler, he was living with his mother in Nuriootpa working as a labourer at the time of his enlistment.

 

Killed sometime between the 20th - 21st of September, 1917, the 10th Battalion during this time was involved in the battle of Menin Road near Polygon Wood. It is unknown what killed Private Waters and his Red Cross file sheds no light on this either. However, enemy artillery during the battle was quite active and this is one possible cause for his death as there are no reports of his body been found or buried. Another is that he could heve been shot and killed by the enemy and his body never found possibly destroyed further by artillery.   

As a result he is memorialised on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

Awarded:

British War Medal: 54716

Victory Medal: 53876

Memorial Plaque: 333457

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