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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

James Poole

James PooleBolton Journal and Guardian 19 November 1915

Drowned with Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

Word has just been received by his wife that Pte. James Poole, 235, Bark-st., has been drowned whilst serving with the R.A.M.C. in Gallipoli. He was 31 years of age, and enlisted on March 2nd. After training at Lincoln he left England at the beginning of August. Before enlisting he was employed at the Swan Hotel. Three letters sent by him, the last of which was dated October 22nd, were received by his wife a few hours previous to the notification of his death, and another was received on Monday. He leaves a widow and one child. His brother Henry*, who is 22 years of age, and who resided with his parents in Deane-rd., has been reported missing in Gallipoli. He also was in the R.A.M.C.

James was the son of Henry Poole b.1853, an iron planer, and Emma Poole née Gaskin b.1863.

Emma was Henry's second wife. He married Emma in 1882.

James first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 66 Salisbury Street, Lenton, Nottingham with his parents and sisters Jane b.1874 and Ada b.1890.

By 1901 the family had moved to Bolton and James was living at 247 Bark Street with his parents and siblings Ada, Martha b.1892 and Henry b.1894.

James was at this point employed as an apprentice machine fitter.

James married Mary Hannah Banks at St Paul's Church, Deansgate, Bolton in 1908.

In 1911 the couple were living at 25 Leicester Street, Bolton with their daughter Ada b.1909. James was working as a barman in a public house.

* Henry Poole is not listed as having died in the First World War.


Name Poole, James
Rank Private
Number 56828
Unit 17th Stat. Hosp,
Royal Army Medical Corps
Born Radford, Nottingham, Notts
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
2 March 1914
Died At sea
28 October 1915
Age 31
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Army Medical Corps