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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

Samuel Barlow

Samuel was the son of Richard Barlow b.1866, a labourer in an ironworks and previously a coal miner, and Mary Alice Barlow née Worthington b.1868.

Samuel first appeared on the Census in 1901, living at 26 Rose Hill Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Yorkshire along with his parents and siblings Alma b.1891, Albert b.1893, William b.1898 and Nora b.1900.

Richard and Mary Alice were born in Bolton and they had returned there by 1904. By 1911 Samuel was living at 17 Romer Street, Tong Fold, Bolton with his parents and siblings Alma, Albert, William, Nora, Nellie b.1902, Nancy b.1904, Sidney b.1906, Thomas b.1908 and Nelson b.1910.

Samuel was working as a plaiter down in a bleachworks.

On enlistment he gave his previous employment as being a starcher.

His Army medical examination recorded him as being 5' 5 1/2" tall and weighing 112 lbs with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

His name appears on the Roll of Honour at St James Church, Breightmet, Bolton.



Name Barlow, Samuel
Rank Private
Number 17789
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Rotherham, Yorkshire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
September 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
21 December 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Lancashire Landing Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey