Mystery of Roger Waters' Father's Death Solved

(Classic Rock) Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters has written a personal poem of thanks to a war veteran who ended his lifelong search for his father. Lieutenant Eric Fletcher Waters was killed in World War II But that's all his son ever knew about the dad he never met, and his sense of loss has inspired much of his creative output, including 1979 Floyd masterpiece The Wall.

He's admitted in the past to being "very angry" about having grown up without a father figure, and continues to support veteran activities, including inviting fans to submit photos of their family war dead for inclusion in recent live performances of The Wall.

Now 93-year-old Harry Shindler, who'd never heard of the band until he met Waters at a veterans' memorial event, has followed a paper trail which resulted in his discovery that Lieutenant Eric died around 11.30am on February 18, 1944 during the Allied landings at Anzio, Italy, in a once-open field that's now the centre of the town of Aprilia. more on this story

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