Other names: Howard Jesse
Locations in this story: Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSouthgate, MiddlesexBristolSalisbury Street, ShaftesburyAngel Lane, ShaftesburyStoke Newington, Middlesex
Story: Howard Jesse Trowbridge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th October 1889, the son of John Trowbridge and Huldah Maria Trowbridge (nee Gage). He lived his early life in the St. James area of Shaftesbury. By 1911 his address was given as The Cedars, Angel Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the 1st/3rd Battalion of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars) as a Private (Service No. 1667). He served in France & Flanders from 21 Apr 1915 and was later transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (Service No.165850) where he was promoted to Corporal. He was discharged on 22nd February 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. He gave his address on the Absent Voters List of 1918 and 1919 as 17A Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He married Hilda May Grenyer in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1920 and they went on to have two children. The 1921 Census shows him living at 66 Fairholt Road, Stoke Newington, Middlesex, working as a Buyer for the Children's Clothing Department of James Bros (Holloway Road) Ltd, Drapery Store. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 149 Hedge Lane, Southgate, Middlesex, now described as a Divisional Secretary (Children's Homes and Orphanages later the National Children's Homes). His death was recorded at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, on 5th September 1967.