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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

George Lyons

George was the son of John Lyons b.1847, an iron dresser and Eleanor Lyons née Hughes b.1839.

George first appeared on the 1881 Census living at 28 Crompton Street, Halliwell, Bolton with his parents and siblings Elizabeth Ann b.1868, W H b.1873, Robert W b.1874 and Mary Jane b.1877.

In 1891 the family had moved a few doors to 38 Crompton Street where George was living with his parents and siblings Robert, Mary Jane, Hugh b.1881, Arthur b 1886 and Eliza b.1888.

George married Harriett May Stephenson b.1872 at Portsea, Hampshire in 1899.

In 1901 George was absent from the Census but his wife was living at 37 Addison Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire with her parents, her sister and her son George Ernest Henry b.1900.

In 1911 Harriett was living at 57 Oxford Road, Southsea, Hampshire with her parents and sons George Ernest Henry and Frederick Edgar b.1907.

In 1911 George was back living in Bolton at 24 Every Street in the household of his maternal uncle Robert Hughes, his wife and young daughter. He was then working as an outdoor labourer for Bolton Corporation.

George's name appears on the Bolton Borough Roll of Honour.

Name Lyons, George
Rank Private
Number 6280
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4 June 1915
Age 36
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers