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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

Edward John Bates

Edward was the son of John Bates b.1850, who worked as a turner and fitter in engineering, and Anastasia (Anna) Bates née Newsome b.1870.

He was born in Bolton as Edward John B Newsome. His father and mother appeared living together at 113 Duke Street, Bolton on the 1891 Census, shortly before his birth. His father was recorded as being married. His mother was recorded as single and under her birth name of Anastasia Newsome.

Edward first appeared on the 1901 Census at 9 Ogden Street, Stretford, living with his parents and younger siblings Phylis Nora b.1894 and John Leonard b.1896. Phyllis was born in Bolton but John was born in Luton, Bedfordshire.

In 1911 Edward (listed as Edwin) was living at 23 Sussex Street, Salford with his parents and siblings as before along with a younger brother Robin b.1907 and another couple and their young daughter who were lodging with them.

The Census return also recorded that 6 other children had died by 1911.

Edward was at this point working as a labourer in a rubber works.

Hs mother also died in 1915.

Name Bates, Edward John
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 11864
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
28 June 1915
Age 24
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey