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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

William Walker

William WalkerBolton Journal and Guardian 10 September 1915

Boltonians in Fierce Engagement
NORTH LANCASHIRE MEN MISSING IN GALLIPOLI

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…

After the same engagement Corporal William Walker, also of the 6th Battalion, and formerly of 34, Horrocks-st, Valletts, is also reported missing. He went through the same training as Mather and Travis, and has been through several previous engagements. Before enlisting he worked at Mortfield Bleachworks. He was a regular attender at St. Peter’s Mission, Valletts He is only 19 years of age, and gained his first stripe during his first three months of training. He has three other brothers serving with the colours in France, one having been on active service since the beginning of the war.

William was the son of William Walker b.1860, a scavenger for Bolton Corporation and Eliza Ann Walker née Roscoe b.1864.

William first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 95 Valletts Lane with his parents and siblings Jane b.1886, Peter b.1889, Maggie b.1891, Alice b.1895, and Richard b.1899.

By 1911 he was living at 34 Horrocks Street, Bolton with his parents and brothers Peter and Richard.

 

Name Walker, William
Rank Corporal
Number 11161
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
c.1896
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 19
Grave or Memorial Basra Memorial,
Iraq
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Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment