Rank: C.S.M
Service Number: 7231.
Regiment: 8th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Formerly: 2nd Cheshire Regiment
Died of wounds Friday 7th April 1916 Age 32County Memorial Sandbach & Wheelock
Commemorated\Buried AMARA WAR CEMETERY
Grave\Panel Ref: I. D. 21

Samuel was the son of Samuel and Mary Ellen Trueman, born in 1884 believed to have been residing at 55, Union Street in Sandbach. He had an older brother Dan, who also lost his life in the Great War.

Samuel was employed as a general labourer when he enlisted into the Cheshire Regiment on the 7th of September at the age of 19 years and three months, he Joined the 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, on the 9th November 1903.

Even though Samuel was reprimanded on several occasions while he was based in Aldershot, by September 1904 he had moved up the ranks to a Lance Corporal, he was then promoted to Corporal on the 1st of September 1907.

He was stationed in Aldershot until September 1904 then posted to India, we know that he received his anti-typhoid inoculation, and was in Madras August 1907.

He was reprimanded yet again while serving in Madras.

He married Florence May Morgan on August the 19th 1912, we can only assume he was home on leave even though we have no record of this.

Army Record:
  • Cheshire Regiment. Height 5' 5", weight 140 lbs, eyes blue, hair dark brown, complexion fresh, religion Methodist
  • Appointed Sergeant 22 Jul 1912
  • Appointed Staff Sergeant 1st Nov 1913
  • Posted as Acting CSM 13th Oct 1915
  • Posted to Expeditionary Force 5th Nov 1915
  • Appointed as Acting CSM 17th Jan 1916
  • Appointed Company Sergeant Major 5 Mar 1916 or 21 Feb 1916 according to different docs
  • Promoted to Company Sergeant Major, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regt, 13 Oct 1916

  • Home 7 Sep 1903 - 17 Sep 1904
  • India 20 Sep 1904 - 17 Oct 1914 (Jubbulpore)
  • Home 18 Oct 1914 - 4 Nov 1915
  • Expeditionary Force, Mediterranean 5 Mar 1915 - 7 Apr 1916

  • Expeditionary Force, Mediterranean 1915 Embarked Port Said 14 Feb 1916 Disembarked: Buora 28 Feb 1916
  • 6th Apr 1916 Gun shot wound to abdomen (dangerously ill), location Amarah, unit 3.A BSH
  • 7th Apr 1916 Died from gun shot wound penetrating abdomen, received in action.

Florence Trueman was awarded a pension of 12/ on 16th Oct 1916