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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 Loveless

William was the son of James Loveless b.1854, a police constable and Fanny Loveless née Pearce b.1854.

In 1891 William was living at 54 Fleet Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Alfred b.1875, Henry b.1886, Minnie Florence b.1887 and Elizabeth Maud b.1889. His cousin Stephen Loveless was also living with the family.

In 1901 William was working as a cotton piecer and living at the same address in Fleet Street with his parents and siblings Henry, Minnie Florence, Leonard b.1891 and Ethel Mary b.1894. His father was now listed as being a retired police constable at 47.

William married Hersella Loveless b.1886 at St George's Church, Fordington, Dorset on 26 December 1908. His occupation was given as insurance agent.

By 1911 the couple were living with Hersella's parents, Stephen and Eliza Thurza Loveless in Fordington, Dorset. William was then working as a farm labourer.

Name Loveless, William
Rank Private
Number 7588
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
6 June 1915
Age 33
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial
Gallipoli, Turkey