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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 Scott

James ScottBolton Journal and Guardian 27 July 1915


Private J. Scott, of the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, is reported missing since the action on Gallipoli on June 10th. His home is at 20, Hewitt-st., and he has a wife and two children. An old soldier and a South African medallist, Private Scott was well-known locally, being employed as a postman in the Bolton area. He was in the reserve when the war broke out, went with his battalion to France, was severely wounded at the Marne battle, and recently joined a draft for the Dardanelles after a few weeks furlough in Bolton. A member of a notable soldiering family, Private Scott has a large circle of friends, all of whom are greatly concerned at the distressing news.

Bolton Journal and Guardian 8 October 1915

Bolton Reservist Reported Killed

Word has been received that Private James Scott, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, who was reported missing after an engagement in Gallipoli on June 4th, is now reported killed. At the outbreak of war Private Scott was a postman. He was called up, and proceeded to France in September. After four months at the front he was invalided home with frostbite, and when better was despatched to the Dardanelles. He had only been in action four days when he was reported missing. Private Scott went through the South African war. He leaves a widow and three little children, who reside at 21, Hewitt-st., Bolton. He was a well known canary fancier and, a member of the Bolton Roller Canary Society and the Provincial Roller Club, and a successful exhibitor.

James was the son of James Scott b.1853, a cotton mill labourer, and Margaret Scott née Duffy b.1859.

His mother Margaret died in 1887.

James first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 2 Back Soho Street, Bolton with his widowed father and brothers Thomas b.1880, Robert b.1885 and Stephen b.1887.

James married Annie b.1883 in 1909.

In 1911 they were living at 20 Hewitt Street, Great Lever, Bolton with their children James b.1909 and Annie b.1910. James was working as a postman at the time.


Name Scott, James
Rank Private
Number 8762
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4 June 1915
Age 32
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers