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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

Andrew Howard

Andrew was the son of John Howard b.1871, a labourer. and Elizabeth Howard née Joynson b.1870.

He first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 10 Flash Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Margaret Ann b.1889, Mary Ellen b.1890 and William b.1900.

Andrew's father died in 1909.

By the 1911 Census Andrew was living at 40 Partridge Street with his mother and siblings Margaret, Mary Ellen, James b.1906 and Elizabeth b.1909. Andrew was working as a little piecer in a cotton mill. His mother was recorded as having had 12 children, 6 of whom had died by 19111.

Andrew gave his occupation as carter when he enlisted in the Army. His medical examination at the time recorded him as being 5' 3" tall, weighing 111 lbs and having a fresh complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair.

He appears to have died on board the Hospital Ship 'Beltan' in Mudros Bay from gunshot wounds to the thigh.

Name Howard, Andrew
Rank Private
Number 16477
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire 1895
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
4 September 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
6 September 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment