Eric Waters, the father of Roger Waters, was killed in World War 2 as a member of the British Army when Roger was just five months old. He knew he was killed in 1944 in the Battle of Anzio in Italy, but until now he never knew exactly where. The mystery has been solved by 93-year old Harry Shindler, a representative of the Italy Star association of British Veterans. He tracked down documents that reveal the date and location of where his life was taken.
Roger is aware of what has taken place and says, "I think it is extraordinary. I learned that there is the possibility that I may be able to visit the spot where my father died. I am moved to tears by that fact. A large part of my history is being connected to a man who was prepared to die for his ideals."
Roger sings about the loss of his father on Pink Floyd's Wall album. His mother Mary died in 2009 at the age of 96.