Private Samuel Sturman T4/173482

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Name:  Private Samuel Sturman T4/173482

Date of Birth:  1888

Address:   Church Lane, Anstey

Parents Names: 

William (Brewers Carter)


Occupation before the war:  General Labourer

Siblings Names:

Fanny b.1877  |  William b.1879  |  Sarah b.1883  |  Tom b.1886  |  John (Jack) b.1888

Alice b.1890  |  Charlie b.1894

Date Died:   24.1.1917

Age:  35

Place of Death:   4th Casualty Clearing Station, France

Place of Burial/Memorial:   Varennes Mil. Cem., France

Cause of death:   Acute Bronchitis and acute Bronchus Pneumonia.


63rd Divisional Supply Company

Army Service Corps


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted on 26.10.1915 at the Town Hall in Leicester, aged 24 years old.
  • Height 5’ 6” and weighed 136lbs.
  • Gave his brother William, living in Markfield, as his next of kin.
  • It was noted that he had a loss of movement of the middle finger of his right hand.
  • He was considered unfit for the infantry. His record of service began when he joined the Depot of the Army Service Corps at Osterley Park as a Private, service number 134947 on the 6/10/15.
  • Rejected from the M.T. on the 11/1/16.
  • Transferred under Authority O.R. 29345/O.M./89 of 15/3/16 further service on the 23/3/16. Transferred to M.T. Depot at Bulford and allotted the service number T/4/1734820 on the 29/4/16.
  • When he enlisted, Samuel gave this declaration:I, Samuel Sturman T/4/173482 understand that I am being enlisted for the duration of the war for General Service in the Army Service Corps, with a view to being trained as a Motor Transport Driver, and that my pay will be 1s.2d. (One shilling and two-pence) per diem until such time as I am passed by the Military Authorities as a qualified motor driver, from which date I am to receive in addition, Corps Pay at 1s.2d. (One shilling and two-pence) per diem, making a total of 2s.4d. (Two shillings and four-pence) per diem, exclusive of any separation or other allowances to which I may be entitled under Army Regulations.
  • I also understand that, in the event of my not qualifying as a motor driver within a reasonable time (such time to be fixed by the Military Authorities) that I may be posted to some other branch of the Army Service Corps, and that my pay will then continue to be 1s.2d. (One shilling and two-pence) per diem, and in addition such rate of Corps Pay as may be authorised.

Signed: S. Sturman, Leicester, 26.10.15.


  • His possessions were to be sent to Mrs Alice Gillett (his sister) of Church Lane Anstey.
  • Both parents and his sister Fanny (Poole) pre deceased him.
  • His sister Sarah also gave her name as Poole.
  • Samuel left his money equally to his family, including his 3 nieces.