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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

Thomas Fishwick

Farnworth Weekly Journal 3 December 1915

NO NEWS YET

Mrs. Fishwick of 39, Victoria-st., Farnworth, has not yet received any word of her son Pte. Thomas Fishwick, aged 18 years, of the 6th Battalion L.N.L. (No. 17834), who was officially posted as missing on August 9th in the Dardanelles. Pte. Fishwick, who used to work at the Wet Earth Colliery of the Clifton and Kearsley Coal Company, enlisted a year ago, and went out to the Dardanelles in May. His last message home was a field service card dated July 31st., when he stated that he was all right. Prior to that he said he had just come out of the trenches, that the conditions were not bad,and that they had had very few casualties. Mrs. Fishwick would be pleased to hear from any soldier who has information about her son's whereabouts, or who saw him between July 31st and August 9th. Another of her sons is in the army - Driver Peter Fishwick, of the R.F.A., who enlisted in January from the Moses Gate goods yard.

Thomas was the son of Edward Fishwick b.1861, a self actor minder in a cotton mill, and Ellen Fishwick née Massey b.1863.

He first appeared on the 1901 living at 30 Lee Street, Farnworth with his parents and siblings Mary b.1887, John b.1890, Peter b.1894 and James b.1900.

By 1911 he was living at 39 Victoria Street, Moses Gate, Farnworth with his widowed mother and siblings John and Peter.

Thomas was working as a cotton mule piecer.

Thomas's name is on Farnworth War Memorial.

 

Name Fishwick, Thomas
Rank Private
Number 17834
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Farnworth, Lancashire
1897
Enlisted Farnworth, Lancashire
1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 18
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
CWGC DETAILS
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment