| James Wesley Trotter was the son of James B and Fanny J Trotter.
| James Trotter 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. Private Trotter was 20 years old.
| The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state his unit as 5th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, However, 5 Battalion, Parachute Battalion did not serve in Normandy.
| The Royal Ulster Rifle unit history 'The Rifles are Here' record him as Rifleman James Wesley Trotter in the Roll of Honour for 1 Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles. This Roll of Honour also states that he was killed while serving with the '5th Parachute Battalion'. A detail that it is assumed has been taken from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records.
| As the 5th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment did not serve in Normandy, it could be that the error in the records is a typographical error (and could have meant to state either: one of the battalions that did serve in Normandy - 7, 8, 9, 12, 13; or should have stated 5th Parachute Brigade - instead of Battalion). Alternatively, his records had been lost or damaged and it has been assumed he was serving with the Parachute Regiment.
| It seems Private James Wesley Trotter should be listed as serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles (6th Airborne Division).
| Private James Wesley Trotter has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 18 of the Bayeux War Memorial.
| Private James Wesley Trotter is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
| The CWGC record Private James Wesley Trotter as the Son of James B and Fanny J Trotter of Armagh, Northern Ireland.