Percy Trower was a wine merchant and member of the Regiment. He was the second child of the nine children born to Helen Seymour and Henry Trower. He married Agnes Marian Bence.
Initiated at the age of 27 in December 1873. He was installed as Worshipful Master in February 1880, appointing his brothers Alfred Trower as Senior Warden and Ernest Trower as Junior Warden. Sadly Alfred died five days later.
He resigned from the Lodge in 1887, before rejoining again in 1908.
He was the senior partner in Trower & Sons Wine & Spirit Merchants. He was also a Director of the Lion Brewery, the London Tilbury & Southend Railway Company, and the Commercial Union Assurance Company.
Percy and Agnes had seven children, including Alfred Bence-Trower, their fourth child, born six months after Percy’s brother Alfred’s passing and named after him. He joined St Peter’s Westminster Lodge No 1537. Having been to Charterhouse he joined his father in the wine and spirits business. He joined the Scots Guards but was killed ion action at the Somme in May 1918. Percy’s youngest son Major Edward Bence Trower MC, also a Carthusian, served in the South Wales Borderers and died the very next day.
Percy died on 25 July 1908 at Winkfield Manor, Berkshire, aged 62 years old.