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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

Ernest Tunnah

Ernest TunnahBolton Journal and Guardian 15 October 1915

One of Three Soldier Brothers Killed

Mrs. Tunnah, 82, Soho-st., Bolton, has received an intimation that her husband, Pte. E. Tunnah (4154) D Company, 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, has died of wounds received on the Gallipoli Peninsula on Oct. 3rd. Pte. Tunnah, who was 26 years of age and leaves four children, was a reservist, working at Messrs. Hick, Hargreaves works, and went to the Dardanelles on July 11th. Two of his three brothers, who lived with their father at 56, James-st., are also in the Army, Albert having been sent to France in a draft from the 2/5th L.N.L. Regiment, and John being in the 4/5th L.N.L.

Ernest was the son of James Tunnah, a moulder, and Sarah Anne Tunnah.

Ernest married Annie Nolan b.1898 in Bolton in 1908.

In 1911 the couple were living at with their daughter Sarah Ann b.1909. Ernest was working as a labourer at the time.

They had three other children - James F b.1911, Lewis b.1912 and Alfred b.1914.


Name Tunnah, Ernest
Rank Private
Number 4154
Unit 1st Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
3 October 1915
Age 26
Grave or Memorial East Mudros Military Cemetery,
Lemnos, Greece
Lancashire Fusiliers