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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Frederick John Trusler -

Unknown person Name : Frederick John Trusler

Son of : Son of Frederick George Trusler and Maud Mary Trusler (née Peacham), of Whippingham, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1921 (registered Cowes), Isle of Wight.

  Electoral information :

1925 - 38 : The Trusler family is listed at School Cottages, Whippingham.

  Service Details :

Sergeant (Navigator) 1317617 Frederick John Trusler, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Casualty Details :

Died : 20 March 1943 aged 22.

Commemorated at : Malta Memorial.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Whippingham War Memorial
Whippingham St Mildred's Church Roll of Honour WW II
  Further information :

Aircraft :Bristol Blenheim of 13 Sqn.
Pilot :F/O William John Locke, RAFVR CWGC Record
Navigator :Sgt Frederick John Trusler, RAFVR CWGC Record
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner :Sgt Lawrence Reginald Herbert, RAFVR CWGC Record

No details of the operation are known. 13 Sqn were based in North Africa at the time of Sgt Trusler's death.

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, April 24, 1943 Page 3

Sergt. Frederick John Trusler, R.A.F., only son of Mrs. and the late Mr. F.G. Trusler, of School Cottage, Whippingham. He was a navigator, and is missing after an operational flight. Trusler, who is 22, joined the R.A.F. nearly two years ago. He was formerly employed by Messrs. W.H. Brading and Son, first as a plumber and later in the office. He is an old scholar of the Whippingham and Ryde Upper Grade Schools.
  Links :

13 Sqn history
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 27 August 2014 (added to website)


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