Trusscott, Cyril Alfred

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1915
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One soldier seated and one soldier lying down on the deck of a ship.
Seated soldier identified simply as Trustcott by Cross, probably Cyril Alfred Truscott who served in Gallipoli from 20th August 1915. He was an officer in the Nelson Battalion, RND.
This photograph was probably taken on board the SS Ascanius which carried reinforcements for the Hood, Anson, Drake, Howe, Nelson and Hawke battalions, as well as a few for 1/RMLI and RNDE (all Royal Naval Division).
Truscott went on to serve with the Nelson Battalion when the Royal Naval Division moved to France in the summer of 1916. Lieutenant C A Truscott RNVR died of wounds suffered at Gavrelle on 23rd April1917.
See Roy Swales, 'Nelson at War 1914-1918' and Len Sellers, 'For God's Sake Shoot Strait!'.
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This is almost certainly Cyril Alfred Truscott who served on Gallipoli from 20th August 1915. He was an officer in the Nelson Battalion, RND. He went on to serve with the Nelson Battalion when the Royal Naval Division moved to France in the summer of 1916. At the Battle of the Ancre, he was with Sub Lieutenant Edwin L. A. Dyett RNVR when the latter did not move forward and he was a witness at Dyett's subsequent Court Martial. [Dyett was found guilty and was executed on 5th January 1917] Lieutenant C A Truscott RNVR died of wounds suffered at Gavrelle on 23rd April1917 [details from 'Nelson at War 1914-1918' by Captain Roy Swales BSc, RN rtd., and from 'For God's Sake Shoot Strait!' by Len Sellers.]

- Michael D. Robson on 21-02-2019 13:32:08

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