TROUPE (Troup), George

Worcestershire. 27 October 1916

George Troup attended Hasbury C of E School and with his wife, Minnie, lived at 348 Hagley Road, Hasbury. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials and joined the 2/7th Battalion. They went to the Western Front in 1916 and were soon involved in front-line action in Artois in the same trenches as the 2nd Battalion in the Spring of 1915. There were no great actions but many patrols, raids and artillery duels. A raid by B Company was organised for the 10th October in an attempt to destroy German trenches at 'Port Arthur' but, seemingly as always in this flat countryside, it was unsuccessful. Another raid on the enemy trenches took place on the 20th and on the 27th Corporal George Troup was killed in action. He was 28 years of age and is buried in La Gorgue Communal Cemetery (II C 20) and commemorated on the Halesowen and Hasbury C of E School Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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