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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

Martin Duffy

Martin was the son of Thomas Duffy b.1849, a labourer, and Sarah Ann Duffy née Garvey b.1850.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 9 Forge street with hiis parents and siblings Mary b.1872, Thomas b.1874, Esther b.1876, John b.1878, Edward b.1880, Sarah A b.1883 and James b.1885. His father was working as a labourer in an iron Foundry. The four eldest children all worked in the textile industry.

In 1901 Martin was living at 89 Spring Gardens with his parents and sister, Ellen b.1892. He was working as a cotton piecer and his father was a bricklayer's labourer.

By 1911 Martin was living at 110 Ellesmere Street, Bolton, in the household of his brother John who by this point was married with three young daughters and working as a railway shunter.

Martin was killed in action.

Name Duffy, Martin
Rank Private
Number 11630
Unit 1st Bn
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Lancaster, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
26 April 1915
Age 26
Grave or Memorial V Beach Memorial
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers