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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

Henry Marsden

Harry MarsdenBolton Journal and Guardian 10 December 1915

Killed in Gallipoli

Mr. M. Marsden, 96, Darley-st., has received word from the War Office that his third son, Pte. H. Marsden has been killed in action. The casualty is given in an Alexandria list. Pte. Marsden, who was in the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, was 26 years of age, and unmarried. He had been in the Army seven years, six of which were spent in India, where he was stationed when the war commenced. He had five days leave in January, after which he proceeded to the Dardanelles. He was slightly wounded on April 25th, and rejoined his unit on May 26th. Prior to enlisting he was a moulder at Messrs. Dobson and Barlow’s. As a boy he attended the Draycott-st. School. His eldest brother, James, who was in the same battalion, died from wounds during April.

Henry (Harry) was the son of Malachi Marsden b.1856, a stripper grinder in a cotton mill, and Alice Marsden née Ramsbottom b.1858.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 25 Boardman Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings, Mary Jane Ramsbottom (not Marsden) b.1877, Ellen b.1879, Lily b.1880, James b.1883, Annie b.1885, David b.1886 and Susannah b.1888.

By 1901 he was living with his parents at 1 Raby Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Ellen, Lily, James, Annie, David, Susannah, Esther b.1892, William b.1894, Norman b.1897 and Florrie b.1899.

He enlisted in the Militia as a private in the 6th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers in 1906. His medical examination recorded him as being 5' 6 1/2" tall, weighing 111 lbs with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and red hair.

In 1911 Henry was serving in the 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers in India.

 

Name Marsden, Harry
Rank Private
Number 1295
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
c.1889
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
3 October 1906
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4 June 1915
Age 26
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
CWGC DETAILS
Lancashire Fusiliers