a local paper dated May 19th 1917 = Military Funeral At Peterborough
Private Stanley Trowell, Hunts Cyclists, son of Mr. and Mrs. Trowell of New
England, Peterborough, who died of Pneumonia in Skegness, Lines, on April
7th, was brought home and given a funeral with full military honours on
Saturday at Peterborough Cemetery. The deceased soldier was only 20 years
of age and stood over six feet two inches in height and had been in the
army for about ten months. He had a long illness, two of his brothers are
in the army, one in France and the other in training in England, but
unfortunately neither of them were able to attend the funeral. Before
joining the army he was employed by Mr. Harris, Baker, of New England.
There was a large number of people present at the graveside to pay their
last tributes of respect to a fine fellow. By the courtesy of Captain Coleman
the firing party and bearers were supplied by the Royal Defence Corps
stationed at Peterborough under Sergeant Major Cabson. The Reverend W. J.
Smith conducted the service and the' Last Post' was sounded by Staff Sgt.
Holman, A S C.
lived at No. 164
G. N. R. Cottages, New England, Peterborough and was Pte. 290630 in the 1/1st
Huntingdonshire Cyclists Battalion. He died of sickness 9th May 1917 at Skegness.
Stanley is buried at Peterborough [The Broadway] Cemetery, in grave 7. 3.
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