I am trying to find any information on my great uncle, William Truesdale, who died aged 23 on 1/7/1916 at the Somme. We believe he lived in Salford and joined the Salford Pals. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial where his details are given as: Private William Truesdale, Lancashire Fusiliers, 15th Bn, service no. 25153 (pier & face 3 c & 3 D)
He was born in Castlewellan, Northern Ireland to Robert & Sarah Truesdale (sometimes spelt Trousdale), he was my paternal grandfather's brother. We suspect he was in Salford for work, the family in Ireland worked in the cotton mills but don't know what he was doing in Salford. We believe there were other Truesdale's in the area, but don't know the relationship. Any help would be greatly appreciated, it's hard trying to get information from Australia.
hiya chris. william is named on the war memorial on the court house at castlewellan
is this man one of his brothers
sgt 513 frank truesdale enlisted 28-12-1914 16th royal irish rifles aged 31 married miss julie,kate pottinger at castlewellan,on 12-8-1908 children robert,william 15-12-08 marjorie,may 29-10-10 john,david 21-8-14 resided clarkhill,castlewellan later moved to 32 james st,newtonards went to france on 2-10-15 wounded in the arm+thigh in december 1917 discharged from holywood convalescent hospital,co down,on 16-6-1918,on convalescent leave,spent his leave at dundrine terrace,castlewellan transferred to the army reserve on 12-4-1919
Yes, Frank (Francis) is my paternal grandfather & William's brother. Robert is my father. There is also a WW1 memorial inside St. Paul's church of Ireland Castlewellan with William mentioned, I have a photo of it. Chris
Not that I'm aware of & Thomas isn't a family name, but I only started getting into the family tree when I couldn't find my grandfathers grave when we visited Ireland a couple of years back. Turns out he & my grandmother had been buried in a family grave but the headstone was full so no inscription was in place. My husband & I applied for permission to put a footstone on the grave so future generations would know they were there, as we only found out via a chain of bizarre circumstances - which is why I said this informaion can be lost in a single generation. Thankfully they agreed and we had the footstone installed last year. Chris