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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

George Taubman

Farnworth Weekly Guardian 30 July 1915


Word has been received at the Farnworth and Kearsley Gas Works of the death of one of the stokers, Pte. George Taubman, who enlisted about December in the Dublin Fusiliers, from 27, Elizabeth-st., Farnworth. He is a native of the Isle of Man, to which his wife went after he had joined the forces. He visited the works a few months ago looking the picture of health. His father, writing from 3, Hanover-place, Douglas, I.O.M., on July 22nd, says: "I am very sorry to inform you that my son George died of wounds received on June 28th, whilst in action. We got word last night from the War office." Deceased was with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. Mr H. Pickford, manager of the works, has written on behalf of the men to Mr. Taubman expressing the sorrow with which they had received this information, and extending their sympathy to the relatives.

Farnworth Weekly Guardian 6 August 1915


Private Geo. Taubman, of the Dublin Fusiliers who enlisted about December from the Farnworth and Kearsley as Works died, as stated last week, on June 28th, from wounds he received whilst in action in the Dardanelles. He had been engaged as a stoker for some winters, and it was his habit during the summer months to work on the sea. His wife, with three children, left 27 Elizabeth-st, Farnworth, about Easter to join her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Devereaux (sic) at 5 Mucklegate, Douglas, Isle of Man, of which Taubman was also a native.

George married Edith Jane Devereau b.1887 at St George's, Douglas, Isle of Man on 2 December 1908.

In 1911 the couple were living at 15 Heywood Place, Douglas, Isle of Man with their daughter May b.1910.

George was working as a steamship fireman for the Isle of man Steam Packet Co.

They also had twin sons, George Howard and John Joseph O'Connor b.1913 and another daughter, Dora b.1915, all born in Farnworth.

George's name is on Farnworth War Memorial.


Name Taubman, George
Rank Private
Number 17397
Unit 1st Bn
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born Douglas, Isle of Man
Enlisted Farnworth, Lancashire
Died Alexandria, Egypt
28 June 1915
Age 30
Grave or Memorial Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Cemetery, Egypt
Royal Dublin Fusiliers