Other names: Herbert Scott
Locations in this story: Willesden, MiddlesexEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetNew York, USAToronto, Ontario, CanadaBenhilton, Epsom, SurreySutton, SurreyShorncliffe, Kent
Story: Herbert Scott Trowbridge was born in Willesden, Middlesex, on 24 Mar 1891 the son of William Harry Trowbridge and Catherine (Carrie) Trowbridge (nee Barringer). His father died in 1894 and his mother returned to Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, her birth town, and remarried Frederick W. Redout and resided with him and her children at the Post Office and Shop, Enmore Green. In 1914 Herbert travelled to the USA and took up residence in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York, USA, working as a Butler. He passed over the border into Canada arriving in Toronto, Ontario, and enlisted on 22 Jun 1917 and joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 528204). He departed for England on 20 Nov 1917 having served all of his time in the UK but mainly at the Shorncliffe Army Base Hospital, Kent, - known as 'a suburb of Toronto'! He returned to Canada and was demobilized on 2 Oct 1919 and returned to his employment in New York. No medal records have been found but he would have qualified for at least the British War Medal. He returned to England on 18 Apr 1920 and went on to marry Ada Wilson at All Saints Church, Benhilton, Epsom, Surrey, in that year. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 291 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, described as a Newsagent, Tobacconist and Confectioner. His death was recorded in Sutton in 1957. His brother, Charles Henry Trowbridge, had also served in the conflict with the Royal Engineers.