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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Unveils Memorial to his Father

19 February 2014

Seventy years to the day after his father was killed during fighting in Italy, Roger Waters has established a memorial to his father at the town of Aprilia, south of Rome, in Italy.

Click here to read ITV's coverage of the event.

Second Lieutenant Eric Waters was serving with the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, when he was killed during a German counter attack on 18 February 1944. He has no known grave, but is commemorated by the Commission on Panel 5 of the Cassino Memorial.

Last year, Mr Waters, who was only a baby when his father died, travelled to Monte Cassino to visit the cemetery for the first time.

The CWGC recently installed Visitor Information Panels (VIPs) at Anzio and Beach Head War Cemeteries ahead of 70th anniversary events to commemorate the Allied landings at Anzio in Italy. The panels were unveiled by CWGC Commissioner Robert Fox MBE on 22 January.

Click here for more information about the panels and to access the personal stories of some of those commemorated.