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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

John Robin Hall

John was the son of Elias Hall b.1858, a bricklayer, and Teresa Hall née Colligan or Calligan b.1859.

His mother, Teresa died in 1899, possibly in childbirth.

John first appeared (as Robin) on the 1901 Census living at 133 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe with his father, his mother's younger sister Margaret Calligan b.1862 and his siblings Margaret b.1883, Mary b.1885, Teresa b.1890, Edith b. 1894 and Harold b.1899.

The two eldest girls were born in Farnworth while the other children were born in Horwich, apart from Harold who was born in Radcliffe. There was another son, Alfred b.1881, who appeared on the 1891 Census when the family still lived in Horwich.

John's father married his sister in law, Margaret Calligan, later in 1901.

By 1911 John was living at 26 Egerton Street with his father, step-mother and brother Harold and was at that time employed as a cotton weaver.

 

 

Name Hall, John Robin
Rank Private
Number 1956
Unit 1st/5th Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Horwich, Lancashire
1896
Enlisted Radcliffe, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
7 August 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
CWGC DETAILS
Lancashire Fusiliers