Name: Private Samuel Sturman T4/173482
Date of Birth: 1888
Address: Church Lane, Anstey
William (Brewers Carter)
Occupation before the war: General Labourer
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
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
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.