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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

Levi Nelson

Levi NelsonBolton Chronicle 17 July 1915

Private Levi Nelson, who died from wounds in the Dardanelles, served with the 19th Inniskilling Fusliers. He resided at 95 Ellesmere Street, Farnworth.

Levi was the son of William Nelson b.1856, a coal miner and Margaret Alice Nelson née Britton b.1861.

His father, William died in 1901 aged 44.

Levi first appeared on the 1901 Census living at Cross Place, Kearsley with his mother and siblings Sarah Ann b.1882, William b.1885, Betsy b.1887, Lily b.1890 and Doris (listed as Dora) b.1900. The three eldest children were working in cotton mills.

On 5 August 1905 Levi's mother remarried to James Bold, a widowed miner with children.

In 1911 Levi was living at 22 Bent Street, Kearsley with his mother and stepfather, his siblings William, Lily and Doris and the five children of his stepfather.

Levi and his brother, William were then working as coal miner hewers.

Levi's name is on Farnworth War Memorial.

Name Nelson, Levi
Rank Private
Number 18847
Unit 1st Bn
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Born Kearsley, Lancashire
5 December 1892
Enlisted Farnworth, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
19 June 1915
Age 22
Grave or Memorial Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers