Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Walter's birth and baptism records are in the name of Walter Edward Troth but his military records give his middle name as James. Both sets of records appear to refer to the same man.
Walter was born in Alveley on 26th December, 1894 where he was baptised on 27th January, 1895. He was the son of Edward Troth, a Farm Waggoner, and his wife, Hannah. The family lived in the Shifnal area but it seems that Hannah returned to her native village to give birth to her first child.
After leaving school, Walter worked as an agricultural labourer. He volunteered early in the war, joining the Royal Field Artillery as a gunner - later being promoted to Bombardier. Walter was awarded the Military Medal in June, 1918. He was killed in action while serving with "A" Battery, 110th Brigade, RFA, on 18th September, 1918. He is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
Bombardier Walter Troth, 67725 RFA, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.
Supplement to London Gazette 12 June 1918:
[p.7004] His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased
to approve of the award of the Military
Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned
Non-commissioned Officers and Men : —
[p.7015] 67725 L/Bomdr. W. J. Troth, R.F.A. (Shifnal).
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