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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

Richard Tickle

Two Horwich Soldiers Killed

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Coupes (sic), 17 Smeaton–st., Horwich, have received an intimation from the War Office that their son, Private Mark Coupes (11842), of the 6th Battalion, L.N.L. Regiment was killed in the Dardanelles on August 10th. Pte. Coupes was 20 years of age, and enlisted on the 24th of August last year. After having been in training at Salisbury, Winchester and Aldershot, he went to the Dardanelles in June last. Deceased was employed as an engine cleaner at the Loco. Works prior to enlisting. He was also a fairly well-known footballer and billiard player. In connexion with his football capabilities he recently won a medal given by the officers of his company. He was well-known in Horwich, and joined the army at the same time as another soldier, who has given his life for his country, Pte. Richard Tickle, whose regimental number was 11841, whilst Pte. Coupes was 11842.

Richard was the son of Richard Tickle b.1867, a spring smith's striker at Horwich Loco Works, and Sarah Ellen Tickle née Derbyshire b.1866.

Richard first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 1606 Chorley Old Road, Heaton, Bolton with his parents and older brother John b.1891.

By 1911 the family were living at 23 Barlow Street, Horwich. Richard was then working as a labourer in a brick and tile works while his brother John was employed as a boiler maker's helper at Horwich Loco Works.

Richard died of wounds received in action.

His name is on the Horwich Loco Works War Memorial.


Name Tickle, Richard
Rank Private
Number 11841
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire 1895

Horwich, Lancashire
24 August 1914

Died Gallipoli, Turkey
27 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Holy Trinity Church,
Horwich, Lancashire
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment