TROTH George William

  • First Name(s):
    George 
    William 
  • Surname:
    TROTH
  • Service Number:
    K8780
  • Rank:

    Leading Stoker

  • Conflict:
    WW1
  • Service:
    Navy
  • Naval Service:
    Royal Navy
  • Ship:
    HMS Invincible
  • Former Units:
    None
  • Date of Death:
    31st May 1916
  • Age At Death:
    25
  • Place of Death:
    Unknown
  • Place of Burial:
    Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England, Panel 17.
  • Place of Birth:
    Unknown
  • Home Town:
    Unknown
  • Casualty's Relatives:

    Son Of Robert and Emma Troth, 21 Melbourne Rd., Sidemoor, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Remember The Fallen - Lest We Forget

TROTH George William Is Named On These Memorials

Further Information About TROTH George William

His brothers Alfred Troth and Osbert Troth also fell.

HMS Invincible was a battlecruiser commissioned in April 1906. On 31st May 1916 during the Battle of Jutland she was hit by shells fired from the German ships Lutzow and Derfflinger. One of the shells penetrated the front of ‘Q’ turret igniting over 50 tons of Cordite stored below. The resulting explosion tore the ship in half. The ship sank rapidly taking 1,020 men with her, only 6 of her crew members surviving the attack.

George Troth has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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Credits: Researched by Chris and Angela Lucas. HMS Invincible researched by Sandra Taylor.