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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

Harold Greenhalgh

Harold GreenhalghBolton Journal and Guardian 17 September 1915

More 6th Lancashire Losses after Suvla Bay Landing

The eldest of the two soldier sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Greenhalgh, 2, Dimple, is officially posted as missing. Private Harold Greenhalgh was a member of the machine gun section attached to the 6th Battalion L.N.L. Regiment, and participated in the gallant charge of the battalion on August 9th. He was a fine soldier and at Tidworth was singled out for valet duties by Lieut. Grimshaw. He was employed at Messrs. Bridson’s bleachworks, and formerly resided at Dunscar and Brookbank, Harwood. His brother, Private George Ashton Greenhalgh, is serving with the 9th battalion L.N.L. Regiment. The companion of Private Greenhalgh, Corporal Walker, of 34 Horrocks-st, Vallets, is also missing.

Harold was the son of Lawrence Greenhalgh b.1867, a cotton dyer, and Sarah Frances Greenhalgh née Ashton b.1869.

He was born as Joseph Harold Greenhalgh at 199 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross.

Harold (as Joseph Harold) appeared on the 1901 Census at 26 Egerton Vale, Egerton with his parents and siblings: George Ashton b.1893 and Ellen b.1897.

By the 1911 Census the family were living at 26 Edward Street, Bolton where the family now included three more children: Mabel b.1907, Mary b.1909 and Lawrence b.1910.

They moved again later to 2 Dimple, Egerton.

Harold attended school in Walmsley before going to work as a dyer at Bridson's bleachworks on Chorley Street, Bolton.

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His name is on Dunscar War Memorial.


Name Greenhalgh, Harold Joseph
Rank Private
Number 11402
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Egerton, Lancashire 28 March 1895
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment