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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 Parkinson

John was the son of Samuel Parkinson b.1857, a minder in a textile mill and Alice Parkinson née Parkinson b.1864.

John first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 62 Lever Street in the household of his grandmother Fanny Parkinson, his parents and siblings, William b.1888 and Fanny b.1890.

In 1901 he was living at 20 Under Lane, Chadderton, Oldham with his parents and siblings William, Fanny, Margaret b.1894, Alice b.1896 and Jessie b.1899. He was then working as a piecer.

He Joined the Lancashire Fusliers age 18 on 1 May 1902 and saw service in Ireland. His height on enlistment was 5' 3½".

John married Caroline Hayes b.1884 at St John's Church, Bolton on 4 June 1904. his occupation at that time was given as labourer.

They had a daughter, Charlotte Alice who was born on 9 September 1904 and a son, Jack born 9 May 1909.

Caroline remarried to John French in late 1916.

Name Parkinson, John
Rank Private
Number 16475
Unit 9th Bn
Worcestershire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Birmingham
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
11 August 1915
Age 31
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
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Worcestershire regiment