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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 Flanagan

Bolton Journal and Guardian 13 October 1915

Mother’s Double Loss

Whilst entertaining fears for the safety of her son, James, who has been reported missing in Gallipoli, Mrs Flannagan (sic), 9, Royal-row, Crook-st., has now learned officially that another son, Lance-Corporal Thomas Flannagan, has died of dysentery. The brothers were both attached to the L.N.L. Regiment, and left for the Dardanelles about six weeks ago. Thomas, who was 28 years of age, leaves a wife and two children, who reside at 1 Whittaker-st. He was formerly employed by Messrs. Brown’s waste merchants, Bridgeman-place. Pte. James Flannagan is 22 years of age, and prior to enlisting in October last year was a fitter at Messrs. Dobson and Barlow’s, Bradley Fold. Both brothers worshipped at St. Patrick's.

James was the son of Patrick Flanagan b.1857 and Honora (Norah) Flanagan née Woods b.1861.

In 1901 James was living at 188 Blackhorse Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Norah b.1881, Mary b.1883, Catherine (Katie) b.1885, Thomas b.1887, John b.1888 and Ellen b.1892.

The names of Thomas and his father Patrick appear to have been transposed by the ennumerator.

James appeared on the 1911 Census living with his widowed mother at 9 Royal Row, Bolton and his siblings, Mary b.1883, Catherine b.1885, John b.1888 and Ellen b.1892.


Name Flanagan, James
Rank Private
Number 17240
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire c.1893
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli,Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 22
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment