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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 Hatton

James was the son of Edward Hatton b.1862, a machine iron turner, and Mary Hatton née Osborne b.1861.

James first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 37 Andrew Street with his parents and brothers John Joseph b.1882 and William Henry b.1883.

In 1901 the family were living at 50 Irving Street, Bolton with the addition of daughter Elizabeth b.1893. By this point James was working as a plaiter down in a bleachworks.

William Henry was married with a family of his own by 1911.

On the 1911 Census Elizabeth was living in the Catholic Girls' Home in Clarence Street, Bolton - not an institution but respectable accommodation run by the adjoining Convent for girls who would have been homeless otherwise. She was also employed as a laundress at the home.


Name Hatton, James
Rank Private
Number 11507
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire c.1886
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 29
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment