This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Gunner 781815 Edward Ralph Smith of the C Battery, 246 Brigade Royal Field Artillery who was born on this day in 1895.Today we especially commemorate Corporal 37470 John Stanley Wilson of the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who was born on this day in 1897.
Tranmer, William Robert
(1891-?)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Lance Corporal

Service Number 224993

Service Army

Battalion Experimental Station Wembley

Regiment Royal Engineers

Pre-war Occupation*/marital status**

Trade or Occupation pre-war: Nurseryman
Marital status: Single


* Taken from attestation papers or 1911 census
** Marital status on enlistment or at start of war
Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site

  • Lived in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite immediately prewar or during the war

Biography

Family background

William Robert Tranmer was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, in 1891, the son of John and Mary Jane Tranmer. By 1911, William was living with his parents and sister, Mary Elizabeth Irene Tranmer at 13 Glenalmond Road, Eccleshall, Sheffield where William gave his occupation as 'learning the trade of florist and nurseryman'.

Service record

On the 12th December 1915, William attested for military service and gave his address as Alma House, Collingham. He then went into the reserve and was not mobilised until the 19th March 1917 when he joined the Royal Engineers with a service number of 224993. He first went to B Reserve company Royal Engineers before a posting to the Special Brigade Depot and Experimental Station No. 1 in Wembley. He remained there throughout his service being promoted to Lance Corporal on the 8th October 1918. He was finally discharged on the 31st March 1919 as 'No longer physically fit for War Service' under paragraph 392 clause xvi of King's Regulations and was awarded a Silver War Badge.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 27795
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).
First World War British Army Service Records. The National Archives (WO363).

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