Pte., John Robert Trowell, Northumberland Fusiliers, died in Greece, on 15th September 1916. His brother Pte., George Robert Trowell, was killed at Arras, on the 23rd April 1917, fighting with the East Yorkshire Regiment. They were the sons of Robert and Charlotte Trowell who lived at 81 Laburnum Avenue. Before the war both John and George Trowell worked for Reckitts. Their deaths were reported in the local newspapers and both their names were recorded on the St Marks Street Roll of Honour.

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