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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

Frederick Howarth

Frederick HowarthBolton Journal and Guardian 28 January 1916

A Missing Soldier

Private Frederick Howarth, who was serving in the Dardanelles, has been missing since August 9th, 1915, and his parents, who live at 51, Noble-st., have been officially notified of the fact. Many inquiries have been made at various Red Cross Hospitals, but no definite news has been received as to his whereabouts, and his parents would be glad to hear any news about him. The missing soldier is 20 years of age, and prior to enlisting he was employed at the Derby-st. Spinning Company’s mill. His name is on the Fletcher-st. Weslyan School Roll of Honour.

Bolton Journal and Guardian 8 December 1916

Pte. FRED HOWARTH, L.N.L. Regiment, of 51, Noble-st., Bolton, was reported missing on August 9th. 1915, and is now reported to have been killed on that date.

Frederick was the son of Frederick Howarth b.1856, a forge labourer, and Theresa Howarth née Keeley b.1859.

He first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 82 Shaw Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Ada b.1883, John b.1887, Catherine (Kate) b.1889, Henry b.1891 and Mary Alice b.1898. he also had an older sister Elizabeth Alice b.1880 who had died.

On the 1911 Census he was listed as living at 51 Noble Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings. With the exception of his mother, the entire family were employed in the textile industry. Frederick himself was working in a cotton spinning room.


Name Howarth, Frederick
Rank Private
Number 17770
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire c.1895
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment