James Wesley Trotter was the son of James B and Fanny J Trotter. He was born about 1924. Reports suggest his parents lived at Grangemore, Armagh. Private James Wesley Trotter was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, when he died on 7th July 1944. He was initially reported as wounded and missing. Private Trotter was hit by small arms fire during a mission and, at that time, it had not been possible to evacuate him from the action.
The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial.