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New Basford Nottingham
He was the son of Elizabeth Wroughton and the brother of Albert Edward, Elizabeth, Ethel, Henry and Herbert Wroughton. In 1911 they lived at 9 Monk Street Nottingham. Elizabeth Wroughton (Snr) later lived at 27 Westgate Street, St Ann's Well Road Nottingham.
In 1911 he was an errand boy.
01 Jul 1916
1556250 - CWGC Website
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Wrought enlisted in Nottingham and following training had been drafted to France. The battalion was in the line at Foncquevillers and was to attack towards Gommecourt on July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite a week long bombardment the German forces were not subdued, and once the four waves of Foresters began to cross No Mans Land they were hit by shell and machine gun fire. Great gaps were torn in their ranks, but they continued to advance. Within minutes no officers remained standing and the men could seen that the wire had not been properly cut. A few got through, but with little ammunition and few in number they were soon bombed back to the shell holes in No Man's Land where they remained throughout the day until it was sufficiently dark to return. Only 96 men answered roll call that evening. Pte. Troughton's body was never recovered, but his name was commemorated on the Thiepval memorial (Pier & Face 10C, 10D & 11A)
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