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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

William Henry Nield

William Henry NieldBolton Journal and Guardian 15 October 1915

Westhoughton Soldier Killed in Gallipoli

The 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers have met with heavy losses in Gallipoli, and the latest local soldier to be reported killed is Pte. (13622) Wm. Henry Nield, 667, Manchester-rd., Chequerbent. Nield, who lived with his parents prior to enlisting met his death on September 6th. He was 18 years of age and was employed at the Pretoria Pit. He was a member of the Chequerbent Church Bible Class and was much respected in the district in which he resided. He enlisted in January and had been in the trenches about a month.

William was the son of Henry Nield b.1862, a coal miner, and Betty Nield née b.1859.

William first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 344 Ringley Road, Outwood with his parents and siblings John Arthur b.1884, Jonathon b.18868, Alice b.1888 and Robert b.1890.

In 1911 William was living at 667 Manchester Road, Chequerbent, Westhoughton with his parents and siblings Robert and Mary Elizabeth b.1893. William was then employed as a nut and screw maker.

His name is on Westhoughton War Memorial.

Name Nield, William Henry
Rank Private
Number 13622
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Radcliffe, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
8 September 1915
Age 18
Grave or Memorial Azmak Cemetery, Suvla,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers