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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

James Walker

Bolton Journal and Guardian 14 May1915

Killed in the Dardanelles

News has been received that a Bolton soldier has lost his life in the severe fighting in the Dardanelles. He is Private James Walker, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, who formerly lived with his parents at 3 Webster-st. He was 31 years of age and had served in the army for 11 years, having been in India for 8 years. Private Walker was formerly employed at Messrs. Charles Heaton and Son’s mill, Weston-st.

James appeared on the 1911 Census as a private soldier stationed in Burma with the 1st Bn Border Regiment.

Name Walker, James
Rank Private
Number 7552
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Manchester
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
30 April 1915
Age 31
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey