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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

Walter Brown

Walter was the son of Albert Brown b.1866, a water and gas fitter (later as a self-emplyed plumber and hardware dealer), and Grace Brown née Pimblett b.1869.

On the 1901 Census Walter was living at 619 Liverpool Road, Hindley with his parents and siblings Edna b.1891, Albert b.1893, Fred b.1898 and Margaret Alice b.1900.

In 1911 Walter was living with his family at 46 Waltham Lane, Platt Bridge, Wigan. by this time they had been joined by another daughter, Maud b.1905. Edna was listed as Edna Pimblett (her birth name) and working as a reeler in a cotton mill. Albert was an apprentice colliery blacksmith and Fred was employed as an errand boy.

Walter was at that time working as an assistant in an ironmongers.


Name Brown, Walter
Rank Sergeant
Number 11124
Unit 6th Bn
Border Regiment
Born Blackrod, Lancashire
20 May 1895
Enlisted Wigan, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
28 Sep 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey