Leslie Troman was the son of Albert Troman of Halesowen, and volunteered for the Worcesters. He joined the 4th Battalion in the 29th Division who went to Gallipoli in April 1915. After suffering heavy losses they moved to the Western Front in 1916 and were part of the attack on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July. The Division suffered very heavily, although the Worcesters came off lightly in that their advance was called off because of the losses in the opening attack. The Division was transferred for recuperation to Ypres which had become very quiet. However, there was always shelling to endure and Private Leslie Troman was seriously wounded. He was sent to a Casualty Clearing Station where he died on the 18th September. He was 21 years of age and is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery (IV E 12) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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