from Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921)
Son of Frank and Laura Trotter; born April 8, 1900, Jamestown, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks County in 1918. Garage employe[e]. Entered U.S. Marines June 25, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Went into training at Parris Island, S.C.; transferred to New York; later to Quantico, Va. Assigned to 215th Company Marines. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Quantico, Va. Buried at Scottsburg, Ind.