One of Britain’s oldest D-Day veterans, Thomas Trotter, dies aged 101
One of Britain’s oldest D-Day veterans has died aged 101.
Twice married Thomas Trotter loved telling war stories with friends and family.
Originally from Stockton, he served with the Northumberland Fusiliers and Pioneer Corps.
Before lockdown, Tommy frequented The Last Post bar in Thornaby every day and was known for his dancing.
Tommy, who never had children, met his first wife, a German, during the war, but she died in 1980.
He then married Yvonne in 1988, who died around 2011.
Tommy, who suffered from vascular dementia, turned 100 in February 2021 and received more than 2,700 cards after an online view.
Last Post landlady Julie Cooper said: “He was over the moon.”
Niece Aida Dalton added, “He always beamed when he walked in there.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18220848/d-day-hero-tommy-trotter/ One of Britain’s oldest D-Day veterans, Thomas Trotter, dies aged 101