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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

Wright Glennerster

Wright was the son of Frederick William Glennerster b.1866, a coal miner and sometime innkeeper, and Margaret Glennerster b.1868.

He first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 26 Mabel Street, Westhoughton with his parents and siblings Emily b.1888, Annie b.1889, Sarah b.1894, Elizabeth Ellen b.1898 and Albert b.1900.

By 1911 he was living at 2 Roundthorne, Westhoughton with his parents and siblings Emily, Annie, Sarah, Elizabeth, Albert, Margaret b.1907, Eveline b.1908 and Miriam b.1910.

Wright was then working as a tub drawer underground in a coal mine.

His name is on Westhoughton War Memorial.

Name Glennerster, Wright
Rank Private
Number 17794
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Atherton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
January 1915
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4 December 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Lancashire Landing Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey