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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

John McLoughlin

John McLoughlinBolton Journal and Guardian 2 July 1915

A Hero of the Dardanelles

The War Office have notified Mrs. Thomasson, 24 Ralph-st., Bolton, that her cousin, Pte. J. McLoughlin, of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, has been killed in action in the Dardanelles. McLoughlin, who was 30 years of age, enlisted about six years ago in the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, and they went to Ireland. They were afterwards drafted to India and there he has served the greater portion of his time. His regiment came to England in January, and were billeted at Nuneaton. After a few days furlough he departed for the front on March 17th. In his last letter he says they are “in the thick of it, and it will not be long before the war is over as we are about to make the great effort which will be the turning point of the war.”

John was the son of James McLoughlin b.1857, a labourer, and Sarah McLoughlan née Grimes b.1852.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 47 Lees Street, Bolton with his parents and brothers James b.1880, Thomas b.1882 and William b.1890.

In 1901 - at the age of 14 - he was lodging at 41 Tyndall Street, Bolton in the household of George and Selina Denton.


Name McLoughlin, John
Rank Private
Number 1691
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 May 1915
Age 30
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers