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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 Stephen Wigglesworth

James was the son of James Edward Wigglesworth b.1853, a stationary engine driver and Alice Wigglesworth née Howard b.1851.

James first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 23 Lilly Street, Darwen, Lancashire with his parents and siblings Jane Alice b.1877, Sarah b.1878, Annie b.1884, Arthur b.1886 and Louisa b.1888. Another brother, John Edward, deid in 1884 aged just 4.

In 1901 James was working as a coal miner hewer and living at 19 Elizabeth Street, Darwen as a boarder.

James married Esther Prescott at St Peter's Church, Darwen in 1902.

By 1911 they were living at 35 Brancker Street, Chequerbent, Westhoughton with their children Sarah Alice b.1902, James b.1905 and Annie b.1908.

At this point James was working as coal miner hewer at Hulton Colliery - just a few months after the Pretoria Pit Disaster of December 1910.

CWGC gives his age at death as 38, which would appear to be an error.

His name appears on Westhoughton War Memorial.

Name Wigglesworth, James Stephen
Rank Private
Number 9411
Unit 9th Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Accrington, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
7 August 1915
Age 34
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers