|F M Trotter in 1927|
|Artist's impression of Trotter as a dispatch rider|
F M Trotter was born at Gateshead on 19 April 1897. In 1916 he was studying geology and chemistry at Armstrong College, Newcastle when, at the age of 18, he joined the Royal Engineers. Trotter was sent to the Western Front as a dispatch Rider. In 1918 while near Vimy he was badly wounded by shrapnel and lost one of his eyes and part of his skull.
|Sketch of Trotter c1937 (P832327)|