William Alderman

Census Address: 11 Torkington Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
Enlistment Address: 11 Torkington Street
Regiment: Tank Corps
Service Numbers: 315643
Place of Death: Stamford
Date Died: 1972
11 Torkington Street

William (Stanley) Alderman

In 1911 William Alderman was 13years old, still at school and living at 11 Torkington Street with his parents, 2 elder brothers and his grandmother. Both his parents were born in Silverstone, Northamptonshire and some of his older brothers were born in Corby, however the family had lived in Stamford for about 20 years. In 1901 they had been in the same area of town, living at 4 Zebra Cottages.

William’s father and elder brothers were all wood sawyers. Three of his brothers John W 24, Archibald 22 and George 19 were also living at home but the eldest, Frederick 27, was married with a 1 year old daughter and living at 8 Zebra cottages. Later in 1911 Archibald also married. His wife was Mary Wade who had been living at 30 Reform Street with the family of her cousin Ernest William Branston.

William is the only one of the brothers for which any record of military service has been found. He enlisted as a Private in the Tank Corps in June 1918 and served in France then after only a few months was demobbed in February 1919.

Later in 1919 he married Charlotte Holmes: they had a daughter in 1920 and a son in 1925. William Stanley Alderman died in the Stamford area in 1972.