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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 Partington

William PartingtonBolton Journal and Guardian 8 June 1919

In the Famous Fusiliers

News has been received that Private Wm. Partington, Mounted Infantry Section, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, a single man whose widowed mother resides with her married daughter, Mrs. Speight, Fraser-st., died from wounds on January 5th. Deceased was the youngest of three brothers, the other two, Pte. H Partington R.F.A.,and Pte. J. Partington, L.N.L. being at present “somewhere” in France. Joining the Fusiliers at the age of 16, William spent five years in India, and on being transhipped to England twelve months ago, he enjoyed a short furlough at home before his Battalion, now immortalised by the famous “Lancashire landing”, embarked for Gallipoli, The young hero, whose age was 23, was an old boy of Brownlow Fold Council School, where his name appears on the Roll of Honour. By a tragic coincidence, a letter was received by the same post which brought news of his death.

On the 1911 Census William was listed as serving as a private soldier with the Lancashire Fusiliers in India.


Name Partington, William
Rank Private
Number 1681
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
5 January 1916
Age 23
Grave or Memorial Lancashire Landing Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers