Phillip Waterlow died at his home at Nuthurst, nr. Horsham, West Sussex, on the 18th of July, 1973, at the age of 76.

Philip was at Harrow and the R.M.C. Sandhurst before he joined the 3rd Hussars in France in 1916.

He served with the Regiment throughout the remainder of the war and in 1919 went as A.D.C. to the Military Governor of Cologne.

In 1920 he left the army to join the family firm of Waterlow and Sons of which he later became Chairman. In an age of nicknames, he was known in the Regiment as “Rat” presumably because when he joined he was small and thin. But his cheerful and gay personality belied such a name for he was a good and popular officer for whom all ranks had a great affection.

He succeeded his father in 1954 and declined to assume the baronetcy but in 1972 he changed his mind and took it. Doubtless on both occasions, he had very good reasons for his actions.

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