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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

James Byron

James was the youngest child of Robert Byron b.1844, a coal miner, and Agnes Byron née Sherratt b.1847.

James' father Robert died in 1894.

James first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 12 Antelope Street, Kearsley with his mother and siblings Mary b.1872, Walter b.1877, Ernest b.1879, Arthur b.1882, Clara b.1885 and Frances b.1888. Mary and Ernest were working in cotton mills while Walter was employed as a colliery labourer.

(An older sister, Ellen Ann b.1868, appeared on the 1881 Census.)

In 1901 James was living at 48 Cross Street, Kearsley with his mother and siblings Arthur, Clara and Frances.

James married Margaret Alice Greenhalgh in 1908.

The couple appeared on the 1911 Census living at 44 Manor Cottages, Kearsley with their son Stanley b.1899. Another son, Frank, was born in 1913.

In 1911 James was working as a coliery drawer underground at one of the pits operated by Clifton and Kearsley Coal Company.

His name appears on Kearsley War Memorial.

Name Byron, James
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 11342
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Kearsley, Lancashire

Farnworth, Lancashire

Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 25
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment