Other names: Howard Jesse
Locations in this story: Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSouthgate, MiddlesexBristolSalisbury Street, ShaftesburyAngel Lane, Shaftesbury
Story: Howard Jesse Trowbridge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th October 1889, the son of John Trowbridge and Huldah Maria Trowbridge. 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 and was 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 1914/15 Star. He gave his address on the Absent Voter 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. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 149 Hedge Lane, Southgate, Middlesex, described as a Departmental Secretary (Children's Homes and Orphanages). His death was recorded at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, on 5th September 1967.