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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

Samuel Pickvance

Samuel was the eldest son of John Thomas Pickvance b.1862, an overlooker in a cotton mill, and Jane Pickvance née Halliwell b.1862.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 13 Edward Street, Farnworth with his parents and brother John b.1890.

In 1901 the family were living at the same address with his parents, brothers John and Thomas b.1892 and sister Ellen b.1896. Aged 13 Samuel was then working as a cotton weaver (tenter).

By 1911 Samuel was employed as a clerk and living with his uncle and aunt, William and Elizabeth Cooper at 66 Edward Street, Farnworth.

His parents and their other children John, Thomas, Ellen and Elizabeth b.1905 had moved to 29 Starcliffe Street, Bolton.

Samuel was employed as a control assistant on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at their Wigan Control Office.

He married Theodosia Harding b.1890 at St Catherine's Church, Wigan, Lancashire on 1 June 1912. They had two daughters, Pauline b.1913 and Theodosia b. 1915.

Samuel's name appears on Farnworth War Memorial, the Bolton Borough Roll of Honour and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway War Memorial on Victoria Station, Manchester.

Name Pickvance, Samuel
Rank Private
Number 2243
Unit 1st/5th Bn
Manchester Regiment
Born Farnworth, Lancashire
Enlisted Wigan, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
6 August 1915
Age 27
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Manchester Regiment