Sapper John Winfield Trussell MM

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

7 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Auctioneer's employee


Jackson, Hitchin

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

15 Vicarage Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Tincourt New British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph , 16th November 1918
Spr John Winfield Trussell MM

Spr John Winfield Trussell, 489931, 46th Division Signal Coy, Royal Engineers, died in a casualty clearing station in France on October 7th, 1918, from wounds sustained in action. Poignantly, he was due to receive the Military Medal he had been awarded.

In a letter to his father Harry Trussell, of 15 Vicarage Street, Luton, a chaplain wrote: “You son was wounded at our headquarters, and when he left for hospital we quite hoped he would soon recover. But, alas, our hopes were never realised. He was a skilled telephonist and we shall miss him very much indeed.”

John Trussell was an early volunteer when war broke out, joining up in September 1914. Previously he was employed by auctioneers Messrs Jackson, of Hitchin. He was also a keen athlete and had won trophies both at home and in France.

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Spr John Winfield Trussell MM

Author: Deejaya

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