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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Joseph Alexander Anderson

Joseph was the son of Richard Anderson b.1863, a tailor and Sarah Anderson née Cubbage b.1859.

In 1891 Joseph was living at 23 Rose Street, Bolton with his maternal grandparents Edward and Phoebe Cubbage and various other relatives. His own parents were living at 7 Haydn Street, Halliwell, Bolton with his siblings Phoebe Gertrude b.1885, Edward b.1887 and Frances b.1891.

By 1901 Joseph was living at 23 John Street, Bolton with his mother and siblings Phoebe, Edward and Fanny b.1893. His father was absent from the home on the Census day.

Joseph at that point was working as a spindle maker's apprentice.

The 1911 Census saw him living at 3 Mill Lane, Ashton under Lyne in the household of his cousin, Richard Anderson. By then he was employed as a spindle maker.

He married Mary Ann Masser at Oldham in 1914.

* NB CWGC lists Joseph as serving with 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, which appears to be an error in the original grave record.

Name Anderson, Joseph Alexander
Rank Private
Number 384
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers*
Born Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4 June 1915
Age 34
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers