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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

James Mather

James MatherBolton Journal and Guardian 10 September 1915

Boltonians in Fierce Engagement

The 6th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment suffered in Gallipoli in an engagement on August 9th. A number of Bolton soldiers are in this Battalion, and one, Private James Mather (12151), of A Company, is announced as missing. Private Mather resided with his parents at 62, Sloane-st., Daubhill. Prior to the outbreak of war, he was employed at the Hulton Colliery. He enlisted on August 27th, and after having been in training in Preston, Tidworth, Winchester, and Blackdown, left England in the middle of June.

James was the son of William Henry Mather b.1871, a coal miner hewer, and Alice Mather née McDona b.1871.

James first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 15 Smethurst Lane, Bolton with his parents, aunt and siblings Lily M b.1894, George b.1898 and Thomas Henry b.1901.

By 1911 he was living at 62 Sloane Street,Bolton with his parents and siblings George b., Thomas Henry, Helena b1905. and Edith b.1908. James was employed as a piecer in a cotton spinning mill.


Name Mather, James
Rank Private
Number 12151
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire c.1896
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment