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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

William Glazebrook

Bolton Journal and Guardian 7 January 1916

Killed in Gallipoli

The War Office has notified Mrs. Glazebrook, 111, Leicester-st.,that her husband, Pte. William Glazebrook, 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, has been killed in action in Gallipoli. Pte. Glazebrook, who was 39 years of age, and leaves a widow and seven children, enlisted on November 1st 1914. He was in training at Felixstowe, and went to Gallipoli in August of last year, and was killed on November 27th. Prior to enlisting he was employed in the Corporation Gas Department, and attended St. Matthew’s Church. About 20 years ago he was for a short period in the Bolton Volunteers.

William was the son of William Glazebrook b.1839, a stone mason, and Mary Ellen Glazebrook b.1835.

He first appeared on the 1881 Census living with his parents and (much) older sister Alice b.1857 at 6 Westbury Street, Bolton.

In 1891 the family were living at 15 Draycott Street, Bolton and William jnr had started work as an apprentice gas fitter.

William's father died in 1892.

William married Elizabeth Ann Horrocks b.1877 at All Souls Church, Bolton on 13 February 1897.

The couple first appeared on the 1901 Census, living at 17 Draycott Street, next door to William's mother and sister Alice. They had two daughters: Doris b.1888 and Edith b.1889.

William was absent from the 1911 Census but his wife, Elizabeth Ann, was living at 12 Topping Street, Bolton with children Doris, Edith, Mary b.1902, Edna b.1905 and William b.1908. William and Elizabeth had two other children: Arthur b.1912 and Annie b.1914.

William's medical examination on enlisting in the Army recorded him as being 5' 5" tall and weighing 115 lbs, with grey eyes and brown hair.


Name Glazebrook, William
Rank Private
Number 4617
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire c.1876
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
2 November 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
27 November 1915
Age 39
Grave or Memorial Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment