FUSILIER ARTHUR NORMAN WALDRON

No. 4194294 7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Merioneth and Montgomery Battalion)

Arthur Norman Waldron was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, but prior to enlisting was living at Cross House, Montgomery. He had married Doris Berwick from Montgomery in 1939, and they had a daughter. He was related through marriage to Private Cyril Berwick who served with the Durham Light Infantry, and who is buried in Montgomery Churchyard.

In early 1945 the 7th Battalion RWF were part of the Allied forces fighting from the Rhine towards the Elbe. We can assume that it was in these battles that Fusilier Waldron lost his life.

The picture shows the 53rd division in action on the 9th February 1945.

Fusilier Waldron was killed on the 13 Feb 1945 aged 29, and is buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

In April 1946, the Army Graves Service established the Rheinberg Commonwealth Graves Cemetery recovering Commonwealth casualties from a number of local cemeteries. A total of 3,327 Commonwealth servicemen now lie buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery.