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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

John Fielding

John FieldingBolton Journal and Guardian 21 May 1915

Local Soldiers Killed in the Dardanelles

News is to hand that Mrs. Fielding, Tonge Green Farm, Tonge Moor, has received official information that her son, Private J. Fielding, was killed in action on May 11th in the Dardanelles. He was attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers, and enlisted seven months ago, four of which have been spent in India. He enjoyed a brief furlough in January.

Note difference in official death date on CWGC.

John was the son of John Fielding b.1855, a drilling machinist in and iron works and Susannah Fielding née Kershaw b.1859.

In 1891 John was living with his parents at 29 King Street, Harwood, Bolton.

By 1901 he was living at 40 Eldon Street, Tonge, Bolton with his parents and sisters Mary Elizabeth b.1894 and Lily b.1897.

He had another sister, Annie b.1904.

John appeared on the 1911 Census as a private soldier serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers at Assaye Barracks, South Tedworth, Hampshire.


Name Fielding, John
Rank Private
Number 1808
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
25 April 1915
Age 24
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers