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Ernest Edwin Trowbridge

Surname: Trowbridge
Other names: Ernest Edwin
Other people in this story:
William Trowbridge
Lucina Trowbridge
Kathleen Mary Trowbridge  née McGaharan
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Caudry British Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France
Crookham, Hampshire
Cann, Shaftesbury
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury
Hartley Whitney, Hampshire
Cavan, Ireland

Ernest Edwin Trowbridge was born in 1873 in Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury. He was the son of William and Lucina Trowbridge. In 1905 he married Kathleen Mary McGaharan in Cavan, Ireland. They had five children: one boy and four girls. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a career soldier with the Royal Field Artillery (Service No. 8358) and living in army accommodation near Crookham, Hampshire. The family were in married quarters at the Artillery Barracks, Hartley Whitney. At the time of his death he held the rank of Acting Warrant Officer II. He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War, 1915 Star and Distinguished Conduct (DCM) medals. The citation for the DCM stated 'for conspicuous and consistent good work, notably with anti-aircraft guns'. He died whilst serving with 'A' Battery, 158th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery as their Battery Sergeant Major on 27th November 1918 and was buried at Caudry British Cemetery, Near Cambrai, Nord, France, (grave id. II.D.28). He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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