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  • Photograph published 9in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
Nottingham
Father: George Truman, born in 1861 in Nottingham and working as a lace maker. Mother: Eliza Truman, born in 1865 at Newark. Sister: Millicent, born in 1898 at Nottingham. The family lived at 5 Perrot's Yard, Nottingham before moving to 32 Martin Street, St. Ann's Well Road, Nottingham.
William Truman worked as a lithographic printer and was also a professional soldier.
20 Oct 1914
27
866591 - CWGC Website
9769
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Truman was in all likelihood a reservist, following army service. He therefore arrived in France on 24/09/1914. He was killed in action at Ennetieres on 20/10/1914 when the battalion held the village. Both flanks were turned by the Germans, thus forming a sharp salient. They were refused permission to withdraw and suffered there after constant artillery and sniping fire. They were subjected to periodic attacks which caused huge casualties, and in the end 484 men were captured, part of 710 casualties. Pte. Truman's body was not recovered, but his name was commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
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  • Photograph published 9in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    William Truman - Photograph published 9in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.