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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Edward Trueman and Agnes Rowbottom married in Sheffield 1879. They moved to Worksop where they had their nine children, John Edward born 1881, Albert 1882, Alice 1883, George Henry 1890, Robert 1892, Emily 1894, Edward 1896, Frederick 1897 and Lucy 1899. Edward was a coal miner and in 1891 was resident at 33 Colbeck Road, Worksop. 10 years later they were living at 10 Court, 9 Bridge Street. George Henry joined the army and is recorded in the 1911 census as George Truman census as military infantryman stationed in India. On the outbreak of war his brothers all enlisted and George returned from India, was posted to France on the 20 December 1914.
15 Feb 1915
22
1626939 - CWGC Website
8864
Rifleman
3rd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Lance-Corpl George Henry Trueman Worksop Guardian 5 March 1915 It is our duty to report yet another Worksop soldier who has been killed in action, vis. Lance-Corpl George Henry Trueman, son of Mr and Mrs Edward Trueman, of 9 White Hart Yard, Worksop, and attached to the Kings Royal Rifles. His parents have lived in Worksop for a considerable time, the father being a native of the town, and his mother was born in Anston. The sad news was officially conveyed to Mr and Mrs Trueman, on Monday, the authorities stating that the deceased was killed on February 15th. Deceased had served six years, about five of which he spent in India. On the outbreak of war he returned to England, and after spending a couple of day furlough in Worksop, proceeded to the front. Lance-Corpl Trueman died a glorious death, fighting for honour and liberty. “Who dies if England lives, who lives if England falls?”. Mr Trueman comes of a patriotic family. Mr and Mrs Trueman have two more sons at the front, in addition to the deceased – Edward, who is attached to the 8th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters and John, with the Yorks and Lancasters. John went through the South African war but re-joined his regiment. Another son, Robert, is at South Shields, with the Yorks and Lancasters; another, Fred, has recently been discharged from the Territorials owing to being medically unfit; another son, Albert, served 12 years with the Yorks and Lancasters. In addition Mr and Mrs Trueman have three sons-in-law at the front. – Mr William Hindleyand Mr William Thompson, both of Marecroft, and Mr J Ellis (Vicars Walk). The dead soldier had been at the front about a month when he was taken into hospital owing to frost bitten feet and face, but was soon able to re-commence fighting. He later wrote home for some candles, matches, etc. and by melancholy coincidence, these were dispatched on the same day he was shot.
CWG additional information:- Son of Edward and Agnes Trueman, of 9, White Hart Yard, Worksop. Buried Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    George Henry Trueman - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.