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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

Robert Crompton

Robert was the son of Thomas Crompton b.1867, a firebeater (stoker) in a textile mill, and Mary Crompton née Schofield b.1869.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living with his parents at 7 Lee Clough, Sharples, Astley Bridge, Bolton.

In 1901 Robert was living at 19 Moorhouse Street, Ordsall, Salford with his parents and sister Mary b.1895 and brother John William b.1899.

By 1911 he was living at 42 Stone Street, Salford with his parents and siblings John, Margaret b.1904, Joseph b.1906, Edna b.1908 and Herbert b.1910.

Robert was at that point working as a stripper and grinder in a cotton mill.

He died from wounds recieived in action at Gallipoli.

Name Crompton, Robert
Rank Private
Number 2302
Unit 1st/8th Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Salford, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
11 June 1915
Age 24
Grave or Memorial Lancashire Landing Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers