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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

Jonah Boyd Macdonald

Jonah was the son of Alexander Macdonald b.1857, a tool fitter, and Berthina Macdonald b.1858.

He first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 1 Frederick Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Berthina b.1879, Jeannie b.1881, Eleanor b.1883, Elizabeth b.1885, Alexander b.1888, Jessie b.1895.

In 1911 the family were living at 29 John Street, Bolton. Alexander was no longer present - or noticed - as the Census reported only six children having been born and none having died! Jonah was employed as a side piecer in a cotton mill in 1911.

Name Macdonald, Jonah Boyd
Rank Private
Number 17652
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 25
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment