Charles Waller

Name

Charles Waller

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/10/1915
43

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Civilian
NA

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Roll of Honour, Hertford
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Hertford

Pre War

Born in 1872 in Hertford.

Wartime Service

Charles, who worked at Sele Mill, was found by Doris, his wife, dying beside the Mill gates, where he had taken shelter during a devastating Zeppelin raid over Hertford. Oberleutnant-zur-See W. Peterson, in the then new German Zeppelin L16, bombed Hertford at 2200 on 13 Oct 1915 after mistaking the River Lea for the Thames. He thought that he was attacking East London when he dropped 48 incendiary and explosive bombs. The bombs from L16 killed 9 people and injured 15.

Acknowledgments

Info from Hertford; A History by Jacqueline Cooper. Malcolm Lennox