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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

Joseph Farnworth

Joseph FarnworthBolton Journal and Guardian 18 August 1916

Pte. Joseph Farnworth, Border Regiment, is a victim of the Dardanelles campaign. On August 21st, 1915, he was observed to be dressing the wounds of a comrade whilst under fire, but nothing has been seen or heard of him since, and his parents have been informed by the War Office that they are now constrained to believe that he is dead. Deceased, who was a dental mechanic* for Mr. Clegg, of Hindley, was a member of a family now resident in Ordsall-lane, Salford, but formerly of Auburn-st, Daubhill. Deceased, who was 28 and unmarried, enlisted soon after the outbreak of war.

Joseph was the son of James Farnworth b.1861, an engineer / mechanic in a cotton mill, and Jane Farnworth née Healey b.1863.

Joseph first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 24 Auburn Street with his parents and brother Albert b.1889.

In 1901 the family were living at 5 Cecil Street, Ordsall, Salford, Lancashire.

By 1911 they were all living at 390 Ordsall Lane, Salford.

Joseph was then employed as an iron fitter in a cotton mill.

* His maternal grandfather had been a dentist.


Name Farnworth, Joseph
Rank Private
Number 19128
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
January 1915
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
21 August 1915
Age 28
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey