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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

Samuel Hulme

Samuel HulmeBolton Journal and Guardian 10 September 1915

Boltonians in Fierce Engagement

Our photograph is of Lance-Corporal Hulme of the 8th L.N.L. Regiment, reproduced from a group of officers and N.C. O.’s when the battalion was training at Blackdown before proceeding to the Mediterranean, Hulme was only 19 years of age when he joined the Army, and we regret to say his mother at 3, Scott-st., Halliwell, has received the melancholy news that he was killed in action while gallantly serving his King with the Mediterranean Force in the Gallipoli Peninsular. He sailed for the Mediterranean in June, and had only been fighting a comparatively short time when he met his death on August 9th. He was a smart young soldier, and was quickly rewarded for his ability with his first stripe. He was a scholar at St. Matthew’s School, and prior to joining the Army was a piecer at Park Mill, Gaskell-st.

Samuel was the son of Samuel Hulme b.1873, an iron moulder, and Emma Hulme née Bowker b.1874.

The 1901 Census showed Samuel as living at 8 Livingstone Street - the home of his maternal grandmother Elizabeth Bowker -with his mother and brother William Edward b.1895. his father was not present.

By 1911 Samuel was living with his mother and siblings William Edward, Albert b.1904, James b.1906. Alice b.1909. and Emma b.1910. Samuel was working as a piecer. His father was once again not listed with them.

Two other children were recorded as having died by 1911. The family were boarding at 3 Scott Street in the household of James Seddon, a widower, and his daughter.


Name Greenhalgh, Harold
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 13852
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment