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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

Charles William Cant

Charles was the youngest son of John Cant b.1854, a zinc worker and plumber, and Mary Cant née McCarthy b.1852.

Charles first appeared on the 1881 Census living at 18 St Catherine Road, Kensington, London with his parents and brothers John b.1874 and Joseph b.1876.

By 1891 Charles was an inmate of Kensington and Chelsea District School and Cottage Homes - an establishment for pauper children - at Banstead, Epsom, Surrey.

In 1911 a Charles Cant was listed as a Band Sergeant serving with the Royal Munster Fusiliers at Nowshera, Punjab, India.

At some point prior to the 1911 Census he married Lavinia b.1880.

He was killed during the landing on V Beach at Gallipoli.

His name is on the Bolton Roll of Honour.

Name Cant, Charles William
Rank Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Number 5244
Unit 1st Bn
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Born Kensington, London,
Enlisted London
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
25 April 1915
Age 34
Grave or Memorial V Beach Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers