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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

Thomas Helme Byrne

Thomas Helm ByrneBolton Journal and Guardian 15 October 1915

Missing in Gallipoli

Word has been received by Mr. J. Helm 3, Lydgate, Breightmet, that Pte. Thomas Helm Byrne, whom he adopted, is reported missing after an engagement in Gallipoli on August 9th. This adds another name to the long list of casualties published in connexion with the 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in their charge at at the new landings in Suvla Bay. Pte. Byrne, who was a signaller, and 19 years of age, enlisted on August 17th last year, and  after being in training at Preston, Tidworth, Aldershot and Blackdown,he proceeded to the Dardanelles. Prior to enlisting he resided in Tonge Moor. He was employed at the Tootill Bridge Bleachworks. His name is on the St. Augustine’s Roll of Honour.

Thomas was the son of Clara Byrne.

On the 1911 Census he was listed as Thomas Helme Byrne - the adopted son of John and Jane Helme of 37 Stone Street, Bolton.

Thomas worked as an apprentice sawyer in a saw mill. John Helme was a joiner at a bleachworks and Jane was a housewife.


Name Byrne, Thomas Helme
Rank Private
Number 11401
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire 1896
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
17 August 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment