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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

Arthur Hart

Arthur HartBolton Journal and Guardian 1 December 1916

Another local man who enlisted on the outbreak of war and was lost in the Gallipoli fighting, and is now officially presumed to have died, is Pte. ARTHUR HART, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. An employee in the making-up room at Gilnow Bleachworks, he lived with his parents at 27, Cross Ormrod-st., Bolton, and was 21 years of age. He set sail in July of last year, and was reported missing on August 8th. His name is on the St. Edmund’s Roll of Honour.

Arthur was the son of Frederick Henry Hart b.1860, a cotton mill labourer, and Winifred Hart née Brady b.1859.

He first appeared on the Census in 1901 when he was living at 16 Bowden Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Rosannah b.1879, Robert b.1883, Isabella b.1885, Frederick Henry b.1893 and Frank b.1897.

By 1911 the family were living at 94 Ellesmere Street, Bolton. Son Robert was no longer present but there was another daughter living there - Winifred b.1903 and a granddaughter Amelia Hart b.1905.

The 1911 Census records that Arthur was one of 11 children, 4 of whom had died by 1911. He was at that point working as a plaiter down in a bleachworks.

Name Hart, Arthur
Rank Private
Number 11918
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment