WATERFIELD, John Percival
b Dublin, 5 Oct.1921 d 21 Dec 2002; er s of late Sir Percival Waterfield, KBE, CB; m 1st, 1950, Margaret Lee Thomas (d 1990); two s one d; 2nd, 1991, Tilla Hevesi Vahanian. Educ: Dragon Sch.; Charterhouse (schol.); Christ Church, Oxford (schol.). Served War of 1939-45: 1st Bn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles), Western Desert, Tunisia, Italy and Austria (despatches). Entered HM Foreign (subseq. Diplomatic) Service, 1946; Third Secretary, Moscow, 1947; Second Secretary, Tokyo, 1950; Foreign Office, 1952; First Secretary, Santiago, Chile, 1954; HM Consol (Commercial), New York, 1957; FO, 1960; Ambassador to Mali Republic, 1964-65, concurrently to Guinea, 1965; duties connected to NATO, 1966; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, New Delhi, 1966-68; Head of Western Organizations Dept, FCO, 1969; Man. Dir, BEAMA, 1971; Principal Estabs and Finance Officer, NI Office, 1973-79; on secondment to Internat. Military Services Ltd, 1979-80; retired from public service, 1980; company dir and consultant 1980-84.
Author of various biographical and autobiographical texts largely of family interest, including these available in pdf format:
Margaret Lee Waterfield (nee Thomas): a memoire - 855kB, 78 pages and 4 images - biography.
Some memories for my grandchildren - 190kB, 51 pages - a) autobiographical b) genealogical.
Spain 1997 - 55kB, 19 pages - travelogue.
Spain 1998 - 42kB, 14 pages - travelogue.
A Visit to South Africa 2000 - 57kB, 18 pages - travelogue
Alexander Percival Waterfield - 9kB, 3 pages - biography.
Return to Thalenstein - 38kB, 12 pages - autobiography.
Return to Tunisia - retracing the route of 1KRRC, Medinine to Gromballia 1943
Poland and Moscow - Memories 1945 - 50 - 190k, 58 pages - autobiography
80th birthday party 5 October 2001: speech - 11kB, 4 pages
The Caucasus Trip - being an account of a journey made in May 1949 - 784k
Letters from the War - during training, when on the desert and later in Italy and Austria - 7,202k (NB! v large, incl pictures)
|The Christmas Cards: 1948 - 1976 and 1977 - 2001||
At Turn Hill 22 November 2002
Order of Service 30 December 2002 pdf incl his last Christmas Card picture. Address by John Freeman (pdf) from that service.
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