Roger Waters - Roger Waters Planning Family History Trip09 July 2012
Roger Waters Planning Family History Trip
The former Pink Floyd star has long been proud of his roots and he wants to share his family history with his three kids so the memory of his grandfather George and dad Eric will live on when he's gone.
He tells the New York Times, "There is a cemetery I plan to visit, again this year, because it's something I've put off and I can't put it off any longer. There is a cemetery near where my grandfather lies. He was in a mining company - Sappers, the 256th Royal Engineers - and he was one of those guys tunnelling under the Germans in the First World War. So he's in a British cemetery in northern France. That's George Henry Waters.
"The remains of my father, Eric Fletcher Waters, were never found. But he is commemorated on Plaque No. 5 in the memorial garden at Monte Casino in southern Italy. So I'm thinking I might gather my children together, if they want to go, and go to both those places, just once."
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