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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

William Lawrence

William LawrenceBolton Journal and Guardian 30 March 1917


Reported missing on the Gallipoli Peninsula on August 9th., 1915, Pte. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, L.N.L. Regt., is now presumed to have died on that date. His home is at 23, Ada-st., Bolton, and he formerly worked at Messrs. Eden and Thwaites’ Meetings Bleachworks. He was 20 years of age when he enlisted on September 1st, 1914, and went to Gallipoli in June, 1915. He is on the Roll of Honour at St. Matthew’s Church.

William was the son of William Samuel Sebastopol Lawrence b.1856, a mechanic labourer and sometime iron driller, and Jane Lawrence née France b.1860

William first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 23 Ada Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Louisa b.1884, Percy Stuart b.1887, Harold b.1890, Elizabeth Ann b.1892 and Alice b.1897.

The family remained unchanged at the same address in 1911 with the addition of another daughter, Ellen b.1902.

William was employed as a piecer in a cotton mill.


Name Greenhalgh, Harold
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 15232
Unit "A" Coy. 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 21
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment