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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

James Greenwood

James was the youngest son of Greenwood Greenwood b.c.1833, a stone quarryman, and Sophia Greenwood née Howarth b.c.1834.

He first appeared on the Census in 1881 living at 38 Ellesmere Street, Farnworth with his parents and siblings Samuel b.1866, John b.1867, Frank b.1870 and Sarah Ellen b.1875.

The three eldest brothers were all working.

In 1891 James was living at 60 Brackley Street, Farnworth with his parents and siblings Samuel and Sarah Ellen.

By 1901 his father had died and James was living alone with his mother - now a shopkeeper - at 20 Broad O'th Lane, Astley Bridge, Bolton. By now he was working as a brickyard labourer.

James's mother, Sophia, died in 1908 and he appeared on the 1911 Census living as a boarder at 52 Turton Street, Bolton, when he was employed as a brickmaker.


Name Greenwood, James
Rank Private
Number 19916
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Little Lever, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Canadian Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt
24 January 1916
Age 38
Grave or Memorial Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment