Trumble, William Frank

War Service:
Lance Corporal 66489 BERNARD FRANK TRUMBLE of 1/5th battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) was killed on 11 August 1918, aged 18.
He was educated at St Dunstan’s College where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps. When war broke out he tried to enlist on several occasions but each time was rejected because of his age. He was eventually accepted by the Army Service Corps despite being under 18 and volunteered for horse transport duties. On his way to France his ship was torpedoed. In May 1918 he transferred to the West Yorks.

He is buried in Hagle Dump Cemetery, near Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College, Catford.

He was born in Clapham, the second son of Catherine Trumble, of 56, Claverton St., Pimlico, and the late Thomas Trumble.

The Times 21 August 1918

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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