Photograph courtesy of Greta.



Born: 1899, St. Nicholas, Ipswich.

Died: 17th October 1918; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 5, Henley Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: November 1914.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 133618

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps  (Infantry), 25th Battalion.

Formerly 3010, Suffolk Regiment.reginald-nicholas-trott


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Highland Cemetery,

Le Cateau,


 Image from 1918 Chronicle Newspaper

Relatives Notified & Address: Frederick & Emily Trott of 5, Henley Road, Ipswich.




1901   Dining Rooms, 25 – 27, Princes Street, Ipswich.


Reginald was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Trott, 45, a Refreshment & Housekeeper – own account, born Ipswich.

Emily Trott (nee Fallows), 43, born Chattisham, Suffolk.

May Emily Trott, 17, born Ipswich.

Frederick Walter Trott, 15, a Tool Fitter, born Ipswich.

Grace Mary Trott, 13, born Ipswich.

Harry Egerton Trott, 11, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Mabel Trott, 8, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   Dining Rooms, 25 – 27, Princes Street, Ipswich.


Reginald was 12 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

Frederick, 54, a Refreshment & Housekeeper – own account.

Grace, 22.

Harry, 21, a Valet – Domestic.

Dorothy, 16.

1 general domestic servant.

1 visitor.

 Reginald is also remembered on Museum Street Methodist Church War Memorial

Reginald’s mother Emily Trott died, 1909, Ipswich.

A note from the family:  (Greta 2016) “My uncle’s mother passed away in 1909, but I do know Reginald’s death had a powerful impact on my grandfather (Reginald’s brother Fred). Reginald was the youngest child and much loved by his siblings.”


 Machine Gun Corps  (Infantry), 25th Battalion


The Machine Gun Corps was formed in October 1915 as the machine gun proved to be held affective as infantry support in trench warfare. Cavalry and Motor branches, followed in 1916 by the Heavy Branch. A depot and training centre was established at Belton Park in Grantham Lincolnshire also a training base depot at Camiers in France .the men were trained to a higher technical standard, capable of stripping down and mending the guns in the field.

The Machine Gun Corps had 62,049 casualties, including 12,498 killed out of 170,500 officers and men earning it the nickname ’the Suicide Club’ manly as machine guns were static or fix positions becoming prime targets for the enemy.


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