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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

Thomas Westby

Thomas WestbyBolton Journal and Guardian 1 October 1915

Comrades Notify Westhoughton Man’s Death

Mrs. Westby, 4, Manchester-rd., Westhoughton, has received official intimation from the Record Office, Cork, of the death of her husband, Private T. Westby (3833), of the 5th Batt., Connaught Rangers. He enlisted in the Connaughts in Bolton last February, and after training in Ireland, his battalion was sent with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He has written frequent letters home telling of his experiences in the Gallipoli fighting, and the last time his wife heard from him was in a letter written on August 5th, stating he was well and happy. He was reported, by his comrades, to have been killed on August 21st, although his name had not been notified from official sources. Mrs. Westby asked for information from his regimental record office, however, and the sad news is now confirmed. Deceased, who was only 26 years of age, was employed by the Wigan Coal and Canal Co., Westhoughton. He leaves a wife and young child.

Thomas married Jane Caldwell b.1880 in Bolton in 1910.

In 1911 the couple were living at 16 Smithy Street, Westhoughton with their son John b.1911.

Thomas was working as a coal miner.


Name Westby, Thomas
Rank Private
Number 3833
Unit 5th Bn
Connaught Rangers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
21 August 1915
Age 26
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Connaught Rangers