John Trotman

Memorial: Chipping Sodbury Town Cross - Broad Street

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 25510

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home address: Water Lane, Chipping Sodbury. Lived at 95 Lymington Road, Torquay with wife Eva

Pre-war occupation: Travelling Tailor

Date of birth: 1889

Place of birth: Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Date of death: 01/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France (No C13)

Age: 28

Further information:

5th Battalion, Dorset Regiment, British Army

One of 8 Children of Water Lane, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol. His brother of Frank Trotman was also killed. John was married to Eva Trotman (nee Clarke) of Newton Abbott

Died of wounds incurred in the last battle he fought alongside the New Zealand forces at Colincamps to the north of Albert. Private John Trotman is one of over 1100 First World War casualties buried in this cemetery, some 200 or more remain unidentified

John Trotman is remembered on the on the Chipping Sodbury Town Cross and on the Chipping Sodbury War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Chipping Sodbury

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Alison Benton (2014) Remembered with Honour. Sprint Print, Yate. Forces War Records