Rank or Title

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker

Employer

Austin & Co, Guildford Street

Service Number

3/7607

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

43 Elizabeth Street
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

No known grave
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
L-Cpl George Trott

L-Cpl George Trott MM, 3/7607, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was post missing then killed in action on May 3rd, 1917. He was aged 34.

In a letter to George's widow, Bertha, at 59 Ridgway Road, Luton, Lieut F. N. Sherwell wrote that on the morning of the 3rd, when the battalion attacked the German lines, L-Cpl Trott started off with the platoon and was last seen just over the top of the British trenches. All enquiries possible had been made, but there was no further news of him.

George Trott had originally enlisted in the Northamptonshire Regiment (No. 6567) and served a total of 12 years with the colours. He had re-enlisting with the Bedfords upon mobilisation at the start of the war. He had been in France for two years.

In November 1916 it was announced that the then Pte Trott had been awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field between September 26th and 30th at the capture of Thiepval.

Born in Luton in 1882, George Trott had before re-enlisting been employed in the straw trade as a blocker with Austin & Co, Guildford Street. In 1911 he was living at 25 Ashton Street, Luton, and later at 43 Elizabeth Street. He had married Bertha Gilpin at St Matthew's Church, Luton, on November 23rd, 1907, and the couple had a daughter, Bertha, born on February 17th, 1911.

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L-Cpl George Trott

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