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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 Stallard

Thomas StallardBolton Journal and Guardian 24 December 1915

On St. Paul’s, Astley Bridge, Roll of Honour

The chaplain of a section of the 38th Brigade Mediterranean Force writes to Mrs. Stallard, 29, Grasmere-st.: “It is with deep regret that I write to inform you that your son died of wounds this morning (Dec. 3rd). It is indeed very sad, as he was such a fine lad, and so young.” Pte. Thomas Stallard (18905), 3rd South Lancashire Regiment, was aged 17 years. He sailed to the Dardanelles on Nov. 14th, after just seven months training at Blundellsands, Prior to enlisting he was employed in the Warehouse at Messrs. Greenhalgh and Shaw. He will be remembered as an old boy of Chalfont-st school, where his name appears on the Roll of Honour, and former comrades of the Astley Bridge Boys’ Brigade will share the great sorrow that has fallen upon the deceased’s family. Stallard was also associated with St. Paul’s Church and Sunday School. His friend, Pte. Sam Roberts, resident in the same district, was wounded in the left shoulder three days after their arrival in Gallipoli.

Thomas was the son of George Stallard b.1873, a fish salesman, and Martha Stallard née Gardener b.1873.

He first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 607 Blackburn Road, Bolton with his parents and sister Ethel b.1900. His father was then a greengrocer / fruiterer.

By 1911 Thomas was living at 29 Grasmere Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Ethel, Fred b.1905 and Mary Ann b.1903.

Thomas claimed he was 19 years and 200 days old on his Army enlistment form in April 1915. His occupation was given as cop packer. His medical examination recorded him as being 5' 1 1/6" tall and weighing 106 lbs.

He was admonished for playing football in barracks shortly after he joined up.

He died from wounds received in action.


Name Stallard, Thomas
Rank Private
Number 18594
Unit 6th Bn
South Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Great Crosby, Lancashire
14 April 1915
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
3 December 1915
Age 17
Grave or Memorial Hill 10 Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
South Lancashire Regiment