Other names: Ernest Edwin
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersCaudry British Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, FranceCrookham, HampshireCann, ShaftesburyMelbury Abbas, ShaftesburyHartley Whitney, HampshireCavan, Ireland
Story: 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.