Stanley Trueman, Private 1670, “B” Coy. 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
Killed in action 4th June 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 19
Stanley Trueman was born in 1895 at Stretford, Manchester, the son of Ethel and Samuel Trueman, a mercantile clerk. In 1901 five year old Stanley was living at 90 Broom Avenue, Levenshulme with his parents and 8 month old baby brother Cyril. By 1911 the family had moved to 412, Claremont Road, Rusholme, Manchester. Stanley was employed as a messenger clerk (mercantile) and he had another brother, Sam, aged 8.
Prior to the war, Stanley worked for the Manchester company of Oxendale & Co.
Stanley’s parents later moved to 14 Hawarden Avenue, Manley Park, Whalley Range, Manchester. It is not clear how Stanley Trueman is linked with Rainow.
Stanley attested in Manchester, and after his training was drafted with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force to the Dardanelles, arriving there on 5th May 1915. He was killed in action just one month later on 4th June 1915, aged 19 years, in the attack at Krithia Nullah which also claimed the life of Frank Helm, of the 8th Manchester Regiment.
Private Stanley Trueman has no known grave and is commemorated on panel ref. 158 to 170 of the Helles Memorial, Turkey. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Stanley Trueman, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Locally, Private Stanley Trueman is commemorated on the Rainow war memorial. Elsewhere, he is commemorated on the Manchester Employees Roll of Honour for the company of Oxendale & Co.
Cousin of Fred Trueman of Gawsworth, who served as Private 15983 with the 10th Cheshire Regiment and died in France on 30th March 1916.