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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

George Arthur Greenhalgh

George Arthur GreenhalghBolton Journal and Guardian 6 August 1915


The first member of the 1st Lancashire Field Ambulance, which is the Bolton Territorial Section of the R.A.M.C., under Lieut.-Col. H. G. Parker, to lose his life, is Pte. George Arthur Greenhalgh, 135, Merehall-st., Bolton, who was wounded on July 10th and died the following day. Greenhalgh, who was 19 years of age, was employed as a book-keepr by Messrs. Burgons, Deansgate. He attended St. George’s-rd. Congregational Church. Liet.-Col. Parker writes to say that deceased was on duty at one of the dressing stations when he was struck across the front of the body and arms by a huge Turkish shell. He was operated upon, but died on the following day and was buried near Cape Helles, where the men first arrived in the Gallipoli Peninsula. Lieut.-Col. Parker concludes: The whole of my men are deeply grieved at our loss. He was a good young lad, never grumbling at the heavy work he had to do. He was always ready to risk his life to help the wounded of the fighting forces of our division. Most of the work has fallen on the 1st Field Ambulance.

George was the son of Marcus Greenhalgh b.1864, a mineral water salesman, and Mary Greenhalgh née Smethurst b.1864.

George first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 22 Colwyn Grove, Bolton with his parents and sister Mary Jane b.1897. Another sister, Margaret Ethel b.1889 died in infancy.

In 1911 George was living at 133 Marshall Street, Bolton with his parents and sister Mary Jane.

He was then working as a clerk to a provision merchants.

Name Greenhalgh, George Arthur
Rank Private
Number 187
Unit 1st/1st East Lancs Field Ambulance
Royal Army Medical Corps
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
11 July 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Lancashire Landing Cemetery
Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Army Medical Corps