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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 William Porter

Robert was the son of Thomas Porter b.1872, a railway passenger guard, and Mary Jane Porter née Dean b.1870.

In 1911 Robert was living at 1 Lathom Street, Bury, Lancashire with his parents and brother Thomas b.1898. He was employed as a railway clerk.

His name is on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway War Memorial on Victoria Station, Manchester.

Name Porter, Robert William
Rank Sergeant
Number 1895
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bradshaw, Nr Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
7 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers