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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 Gannon

John was the son of Thomas Gannon b.1851, a bleach works labourer and Annie Gannon née Good b.1853.

John first appeared on the 1881 Census living at 39 Commission Street, Bolton with his parents and brother Thomas Patrick b.1881

Although John and his oldest brother and sister were all born in Bolton the family appear to have moved away by 1885 and in 1891 he was living at Vale Lane, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire with his parents and siblings Thomas Patrick, Sarah Ann b.1883 and Timothy b.1886.

By 1901 John's father had died and he was living at 97 Vale Lane, Ashton under Lyne with his mother and siblings. John was then working as a carter on a farm.

In 1906 John married Edith Mary Shipley b.1885.

By 1911 he was living at 13 Buller Street, Droylsden, Manchester with his wife and children John b.1906 and Nora b.1907. They had two more daughters - Kathleen b.1913 and Mary b.1915.

Edith remarried to John T Clark in 1919.

John's name appears on the Bolton Borough Roll of Honour.


Name Gannon, John
Rank Private
Number 2369
Unit 1st/8th Bn
Manchester Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
8 July 1915
Grave or Memorial Lancashire Landing Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Manchester Regiment