TROTH George

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  • Regiment:
    Worcestershire Regiment
  • Battalion:
    8th Battalion
  • Unit:
    2nd/8th Battalion
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  • Date of Death:
    5th January 1917
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  • Cause of Death:
    Killed in action
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  • Place of Burial:
    Ovillers Military Cemetery, France. Grave I. B. 21.
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Notes About The Memorial(s) Listed Above

Bromsgrove Independent Order of Oddfellows under St George Lodge.

Further Information About TROTH George

Resident and enlisted Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)

Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger, January 1917:
Mrs Troth of Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, received news this week that her husband Sergeant George Troth of the Worcestershire Territorials was killed in action on Friday 5th January. The news was conveyed in a letter from a Bromsgrove comrade and also brought by another Bromsgrove Private, who came home on leave this week. It appears that Sergeant Troth was killed by a machine- gun shot injury below the ear while engaged with a patrol party of six, among whom was Private Hatton of Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove who was also wounded. Sergeant Troth was buried on Sunday. The deceased was 32 years of age last July. He was a man of modest and quiet disposition and was popular with all ranks. He served at the Bromsgrove Company 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, for 9 years, and retired with the rank of Corporal. When the war broke out he joined the Bromsgrove Company of the National Reserve, and in September 1914 he enlisted in his old regiment. He was in training with his battalion in various parts of the country for some 18 months, and proceeded to the front in the late Spring of 1916. In August last he was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He had recently been home on furlough, and returned to France in the best of spirits. He leaves no children. From the age of 11 years and until he enlisted, Sergeant Troth was in the employment of Mr J H Clarkson, tailor, High Street, Bromsgrove. He was a brother of Sergeant John Troth of the Worcestershire Territorials, a well known rifle shot.

A photograph of Sergeant G. Troth of Bromsgrove can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 27th January 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.

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