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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

Robert Wood

Bolton Journal and Guardian

Darcy Lever Soldier’s Death

The parents of Robert Wood, 99, Radcliffe-rd., Bank-terrace, Darcy Lever, have just received sad notification of his death from wounds. He was only 22 years of age and enlisted last December, at the Bolton Town hall, in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He crossed the day after his attestation to Ireland, where he went through his training, and when his regiment was moved to the Dardanelles, on May 7th he had never had a furlough and his friends at home never had the opportunity of seeing him in khaki. He was formerly a piecer at the Lever Bridge Mill of Messrs. Wm. Gray and Son. Ltd., and was a scholar at St. Stephen and All Martyrs’ School, and was well-known in the district.

Robert was the son of Edward Wood b.1870, a colliery fireman, and Nancy Ellen Wood née Faulkner b.1870.

Robert first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 70 Hacken Lane with his parents and siblings Mary Ann b.1892, Robert b.1894, William b.1896 and Sydney b.1899.

The family were living at the same address in 1911 with the addition of children Joseph b.1902 and Emily b.1904. Robert was employed as a side piecer in a textile mill.


Name Wood, Robert
Rank Private
Number 17479
Unit 1st Bn
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
December 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
28 September 1915
Age 22
Grave or Memorial Hill 10 Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Dublin Fusiliers