Fleet Surgeon George Alexander Waters

Regiment: Royal Navy
Panel reference: 9
Date published: 29/09/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 13/05/1916
Age at death: 52
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom
Information: Fleet Surgeon George Alexander Waters M.D., R.N., Killed in Action, was the eldest son of Eaton William Waters, M.D., Brideweir, Conna, Co. Cork, and was a member of a very old and distinguished Cork family, which had given many members to the Naval service. He was educated at Waterford High School and Queen's College, Galway, and graduated in the Royal University in 1884. He received his commission as Surgeon, R.N., in 1887, was promoted Staff-Surgeon in 1899 and Fleet Surgeon in 1904. He had seen much service, both in home and foreign waters, and on the outbreak of the war was appointed to the Goliath, which in November, 1914, bombarded Dar-es-Salaam, the capital of German East Africa, and disabled the enemy's vessels in its harbour, and in April, 1915, helped to cover the landing at Gallipoli, On May 13th, while protecting the right flank of the French Army, the Goliath was struck by three torpedoes and sank in two minutes.