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Louis Waterhouse


Louis WaterhouseEarly Life

Louis was born in Bradford, Yorkshire.  His parents were Sam Waterhouse of 23 Lorne Street, Levenshulme, Manchester and the late Martha Waterhouse.

Service Life

Private Louis Waterhouse (2555) enlisted in Manchester and served with the 1st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, which included going overseas to France in March 1915, Louis was awarded the Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1914-15 Star.

We Shall Remember Him

Louis was 20 years old when he died of wounds on 26 April 1915. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Grave/Memorial Reference – Addenda Panel 58). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 5.