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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

Joseph Travers

Joseph TraversBolton Journal and Guardian 15 October 1915

Machine Gunner Killed

Private Joseph Travers, machine gun section, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed in action in Gallipoli on August 21st. He was a reservist, and was called up on the outbreak of war, being stationed for some time at Sutton-on Hull. He went to the Dardanelles on July 17th, so he had been in the trenches only a month when he met his death. He was 23 years of age, and resided with his parents at 26, Hill-st. He was a worshipper at St. Mary’s Church where he was in the band, and was also a member of the Men’s Club. When called up he was in the employ of Mr. Talbot, contractor, Bertand-rd., previous to which he served an apprenticeship to moulding at Musgrave’s Foundry.

Joseph was the son of of Michael Travers b.1859, a carter and carrier, and Annie Travers née O'Brien b.1859.

Joseph first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 68 Smith Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Mary Ellen b.1884, Annie b.1886, John b.1888.

By 1911 he was living at 26 Hill Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Mary Ellen, Annie, John, Henry b.1905, James b.1907 and his uncle, John O'Brien. Joseph was employed as an apprentice moulder at that point.


Name Travers, Joseph
Rank Private
Number 3641
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
21 August 1915
Age 23
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers