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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

Thomas Arnold Rothwell

Thomas was the son of Thomas Rothwell b.1841, a cotton spinner and Elizabeth Rothwell née Eccleston b.1851.

He first appeared on the 1881 Census at one month old living at 121 Weston Street, Great Lever, Bolton with his parents, sisters Louisa b.1873, Rachel b.1875, Elizabeth b. 1876 and his twin brother Henry.

By 1891 Thomas was living at 51 Keswick Street, Bolton with is parents and siblings Louisa, Rachel, Elizabeth, Henry, Ernest b.1884, Ellen b.1885, George b.1888 and Joseph b.1891.

In 1901 He was living in Miles Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Rachel, Ernest, Ellen, George, Joseph and Albert b.1894.

Thomas was working as a cotton piecer at this point.

He married Olive Blanche Davies b.1884 in Bolton in 1905.

On the 1911 Census the couple were living at 3 Telford Street, Bolton with their daughter Olive Victoria b.1903.

Thomas was then employed as a calico drier at a printworks.

They had two other children - Ivy Ethel b.12 May 1912 and Thomas b.8 October 1914.

Died from wounds.

* Although listed on the Helles Memorial, the Army Register of Soldiers' Effects records him as having died at Mudros, on the Greek island of Lemnos.


Name Rothwell, Thomas Arnold
Rank Private
Number 17246
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Mudros, Lemnos, Greece
12 August 1915*
Age 34
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment