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Albert Waterfield

  • Birth 1881
  • Death 22 Aug 1968
  • Burial Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 8479440

Recipient of The George Cross Medal of Honour for Civilian Bravery. Waterfield was awarded his medal for bravery at Richmond Park, London, England, on May 10, 1921. The accout of his deed reads-At 2.05 am on 10th May 1921 Mr. Waterfield, park-keeper, Richmond Park, saw two young men, each armed with a rifle. As he walked towards them they ran off and he gave chase. He followed them for about a mile to a spot not far from Robin Hood Gate when they stopped and called out that if he did not halt they would fire. He went on towards them and when he was about 50 yards away one of the men fired two shots, both of which missed. The men then turned and ran off, still followed by Mr. Waterfield. They scaled a wall. into a lane and when captured some distance away were found to be carrying 76 cartridges between them. It was later revealed that they were trying to make an entry into White Lodge, Richmond Park, the home of The Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Mr. Waterfield showed great courage and it was due to his persistence in giving chase that the two men were finally arrested. Waterfield was also a veteran of World War I.

Bio by: Peterborough "K"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 6 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8479440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Waterfield (1881–22 Aug 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8479440, citing Mortlake Crematorium, Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .