REGINALD NICHOLAS TROTT

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:

I.B.3.

Highland Cemetery,

Le Cateau,

France.

 Image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper

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

                                                                                                                          

CENSUS

 

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’s mother Emily Trott died, 1909, Ipswich.

 Reginald is also remembered on Museum Street Methodist Church War Memorial

 

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.”

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 Machine Gun Corps  (Infantry), 25th Battalion

MACHINE GUN CORPS.

The Machine Gun Corps were trained to a higher technical standard, being capable of stripping down and mending the guns in the field. Nickname “the Suicide Club” the crews gave covering machine gun fire in actions. The men were always targeted as they support the infantry. Most machine guns like the Vickers machine gun were heavy and slow to move from fixed positions, making the crews vulnerable to enemy fire.

 

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