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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

Peter Smith

Peter SmithBolton Journal and Guardian 24 September 1915

Missing in Gallipoli

A well-known Breightmet soldier, Private Peter Smith (9299) of the 9th Lancashire Fusiliers, has been posted as missing since an engagement in Gallipoli on August 21st. He was a single man, 33 years of age, and lived with his sister, Mrs. Seed at 972, Bury-rd., Breightmet. In civil life he worked as a collier at Coney Green Collieries, Black Lane. He had lived in Breightmet all his life and was well-known in the district.

Peter was the son of Adam Smith b.1839, a labourer, and Betsy Smith née Lord b.1842.

Peter first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 649 Bury new Road, Breightmet, Bolton with his parents and brothers Joseph b.1872, John b.1875 and Robert b.1877.

The two older daughters, Mary Jane b.1865 and Alice A b.1869 had left home by 1891.

By 1901 Peter was living at 92 Bury New Road with his brothers John and Robert in the household of his sister Mary Jane, her husband Charles Seed and their three children. He was employed as a coal hewer.

In 1911 he was still living with his sister, her husband and their 8 children at 972 Bury Road, Bolton and working as a coal miner.


Name Smith, Peter
Rank Private
Number 9299
Unit 9th Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
21 August 1915
Age 33
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers