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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

Robert Norcross

Robert NorcrossBolton Journal and Guardian27 October 1915

Pte. R. NORCROSS, L.N.L. Regt., who was reported missing since August, 1915, is now officially reported killed. Prior to enlisting he was employed at the Horwich Loco Works. His parents reside at 21, Mercia-st., Bolton.

Robert was the son of Obadiah Norcross b.1855, a bobbin turner, and Ann Norcross née Moulding b.1856.

In1901 Robert was living at 42a Cannon Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings James Moulding b.1878, John b.1880, Thomas b.1881, Peter b.1886, Margaret Janeb.1893, Richard b.1895 and Obadiah b.1900.

By the 1911 Census he was living at 32 Parkinson Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Margaret and Richard.

Robert was working as a cotton spinner in 1911. He was one of 10 children, one of whom had died by that point.

His little brother Obadiah was living with brother Thomas and his wife in Nottingham in 1911.

 

Name Norcross, Robert
Rank Private
Number 11930
Unit 6th Bn The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Ribchester, Lancashire
1891
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 24
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
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Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment