1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Albert James Broughton Trower

Contributed by: Roderick Trower, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Albert James Broughton
Surname Trower
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1973
Regiment East Surrey Regiment, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), Royal Flying Corps
Place of Wartime Residence Surrey

Albert James Broughton's Story

Dad joined the Queen's Regiment as a Private in 1914 (Reg no S/6125). He served on the BEF in France where he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He was wouded & returned to UK, after recuperation he was commissioned into the Royal West Surrey Regiment as a Lieutenant. When the Royal Flying Corps was founded he joined it and saw service flying SE5's.

He was too old for active service during WW2, but served in the RAF and was Adjutant at RAF Wilmslow for several years. As a lifelong Liberal, he knew Winston Churchill very well until he became a Conservative.

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