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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

Robert Travis

Robert TravisBolton Journal and Guardian 10 September 1915

Boltonians in Fierce Engagement

The 6th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment suffered in Gallipoli in an engagement on August 9th. A number of Bolton soldiers are in this Battalion…

Anxiety is also felt for the safety of Private Robert Travis, of 536, Blackburn-rd., Astley Bridge, of the signalling corps of the 6th Battalion, who has also been missing since August 9th. He enlisted last autumn, and was drafted to Gallipoli in June. He attended the Young Men’s Class at All Soul’s Sunday School, and was employed as a joiner by Mr. Pitfield, Bury New-rd. He was also well known in the Eagley area where he formerly resided.

Robert was the son of Walter Travis b.1864, a tailor, and Mary Travis née Stones b.1864.

Robert first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 196 Darwen Road, Eagley, Turton with his parents and sisters Clara b.1884, Florence Annie b.1885, Frances b.1890, Emma b.1894 and Nancy b.1898. A 4 year old boarder, Alice Wilkinson, was also a member of he household.

By 1911 he was living with his older sister Florence Annie at 121 Bridgeman Street and was working as an apprentice joiner.

The rest of the family were living at 37 Ollerton Terrace, Eagley Bank, Bolton in 1911.

Robert's name is on Dunscar War Memorial.


Name Travis, Robert
Rank Corporal
Number 11744
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Eagley, Lancashire c.1892
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 23
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment