Walter Richard Trowbridge

Surname: Trowbridge
Other names: Walter Richard
Other people in this story:
Isaac Trowbridge
Sarah Ann Trowbridge née Ellis
Locations in this story:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Honiton, Devon
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Walter Richard Trowbridge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25th March 1884 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 27th April 1884, the son of Isaac Trowbridge and Sarah Ann Trowbridge (née Ellis).  He lived his early life at the family home at 17 Bell Street, Shaftesbury.   By 1911 he had moved as a boarder to Honiton, Devonshire, where he was working as an upholsterer apprentice.   He enlisted on 2nd March 1916 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. M/320118).  He was discharged on 14th July 1918 being no longer physically fit for service.  No medal records have been found in this case.  He returned at this time to 17 Bell Street, Shaftesbury.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 16 Gladstone Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, working as a upholsterer and had remained single.  His death was recorded at the Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Registry on 10th December 1962.


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