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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

John Brundrett

John BrundrettJohn was the son of Joseph Brundrett b.1855, a coal miner, and Betsy Brundrett née Johnson b.1858.

On the 1891 Census John was living at 7 Pitt Street, Farnworth with his parents and younger brother William b.1890. At this point John's place of birth is given as Walkden. He was baptised in Little Hulton.

By 1901 John was living at 99 Primrose Street, Kearsley with his parents and siblings Benjamin b.1892, Joshua b.1895, Joseph b.1898 and Wilfred b.1901. William had died by then.

John's father Joseph was listed as being blind for 12 years while Betsy was working as a charwoman. The whole famuily were listed as having been born in Kearsley.

By 1911 the family were living at 113 Primrose Street, Kearsley without John but with an additional son, Edward b.1903.

Two other children, James and Thomas, had also died by 1911.

John appeared on the 1911 Census living as a boarder in the household of Joseph and Violet Tyldesley (born in Kearsley and Bolton respectively) at 12 Patton Street, Wheatley Hill, Thornley, Durham.

He was working as a coal miner hewer and was once again recorded as having been born in Walkden.

John's name appears on Kearsley War Memorial.

Name Brundrett, John
Rank Private
Number 18505
Unit A Coy, 1st Bn
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Born Walkden or Kearsley, Lancashire
Enlisted Farnworth, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
21 August 1915
Age 27
Grave or Memorial Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers