TRUBSHAW, Wilfred  [1870 - 1944]


Wilfred Trubshaw was born at Mold, Flintshire, on June 16th 1870, the son of a Welsh surgeon, Dr Alfred Trubshaw whose origins lay in a wealthy Staffordshire family. After education at Epsom College he embarked on a career in the law, being articled to W Henry Taylor of Chester, being admitted as a solicitor in October 1893. After an early appointment as Town Clerk of Flint, he came to Liverpool, appointed Assistant Prosecuting Solicitor to the City Corporation in October 1902. At this time he lived at 95 Arundel Avenue L17.

He was subsequently appointed Assistant Solicitor to Lancashire County Council and then, in 1915, he joined the Lancashire County Constabulary as Deputy Chief Constable. On 5th May 1927 he became the Chief Constable of the force, a post he held until he retired on 31 August 1935 due to problems with his eyesight. He died in Pwllheli on 21st December 1944. The report on his death in the Liverpool Echo noted that “he was a familiar figure at Aintree races, and invariably accompanied members of the Royal Family upon their visits to the Grand National”.

Trubshaw was awarded an OBE in the 1920 civilian war honours and a CBE in the 1931 birthday honours. For many years he lived at Grimsargh House in the village of Grimsargh near Preston. He married Bessie Andre Perkins, a writer of short stories, in Wales in 1904. She died in 1952.

95 Arundel Avenue L17

Wilfred Trubshaw's home while he was employed by the City Corporation in the early 1900s.

In this photo Trubshaw is front row centre at the start of the 1927 season of the Lancashire Rifle Club.


The Wikipedia entry gives basic information. Other data has been gleaned from a variety of contemporary registers and newspaper articles.