Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Visits Father’s Grave in Italy

Graveside: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd visits a cemetery in Cassino, Italy, as he makes an emotional journey to visit the battlefield where his father was killed along with thousands of other Allied troops

This is the touching moment Pink Floyd star Roger Waters visits a cemetery near where his soldier father died in the final months of World War II.

Eric Fletcher Waters was serving as a second lieutenant with the Royal Fusiliers as they advanced through Italy in 1944 when he was killed in action.

His newborn son Roger was aged just five months when he was killed on the battlefield near Cassino.

Earlier this year, the Pink Floyd musician made an emotional journey to visit the battlefield where his father was killed along with thousands of other Allied troops.

He was able to pinpoint the exact spot where he died and also visited a graveyard where his death is marked on a memorial.

The second lieutenant’s remains were never found.

Read more at the Daily Mail

Author: konigludwig

progressive social democrat, internationalist, conservationist

2 thoughts on “Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Visits Father’s Grave in Italy”

  1. Bring the boys back home.
    Bring the boys back home.
    Don’t leave the children on their own, no, no.
    Bring the boys back home.

    — Bring the Boys Back Home (R.Waters) Pink Floyd, The Wall

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    1. A great story! Documenting his Father’s and other people’s stories with pictures will be a great account to leave future generations.

      Even though Roger was so young, the loss of his Father impacted his life and work.

      Visiting the battlegrounds where his Father died must have been a way to seek some sort of closure. I’m glad he was able to make the journey.

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