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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 Edmund Denton

James DentonBolton Journal and Guardian 10 September 1915


In an engagement on the Gallipoli Peninsula on August 9th, the 6th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, seems to have suffered heavily, a number of casualties to Bolton soldiers in that unit having been reported...

An official notice has also been received by the wife of Pte. James Denton (11335), 6th Battalion L.N.L. Regiment, 81, Morris Green-lane, informing her that he has been missing since the same engagement. He enlisted on June 17th, 1914, and prior to that was engaged as a guard on the L. and N.W. Railway. He attended Foundry-st. Mission.

James was the son of Joseph Denton and Edna Denton née Howarth.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 20 Kirk Street, Bolton with his grandparents, Edmund and Betsy Howarth and their children.

In 1901 he was living at 40 Kirk Street with his widowed grandmother and family.

He was working then as an apprentice machine fitter.

James married Annie Lord at St Mary the Virgin Church, Deane, Bolton in 1905.


Name Denton, James Edmund
Rank Private
Number 11335
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
17 June 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 29
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment