Trousdale, Frederick Hamilton (Frederick)
No. 18/608, 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Died of disease on Monday 13 March 1916 (aged 25)
Le Treport Military Cemetery, France (Plot 1 Row N Grave 8)
Frederick Hamilton Trousdale is only included on this website to provide an illustration of how townland names can sometimes lead to confusion.
In Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914 – 1918 it is recorded that Frederick Hamilton Trousdale was born in the townland of Gransha.
There are five townlands named Gransha in County Down with two of those in the Ards area and, there are other townlands named Gransha in other counties.
Research has shown that Frederick was a son of James and Matilda Jane Trousdale (nee Hamilton) who were married on 17 May 1892 in First Dromore Presbyterian Church. James Trousdale was a son of John Trousdale, a farmer. Matilda Jane Hamilton from Aughnaskeagh was a daughter of George Hamilton, a shoemaker.
Frederick Hamilton Trousdale was born on 14 April 1894 in Aughnaskeagh, Dromara and has no apparent connection with either of the townlands named Gransha in the Ards area.
Frederick Hamilton Trousdale lived in Dromara, enlisted in Clandeboye and served with the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division.
Rifleman Frederick Hamilton Trousdale was killed in action on 13 March 1916 and he was buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery, France.