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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 Henry Woodall

William Henry WoodallBolton Journal and Guardian 24 November 1916

Missing since August 9th, 1915, Pte. WILLIAM HENRY WOODALL, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, has been officially presumed to have died on that date in the Gallipoli campaign. He joined soon after the declaration of war, being previously engaged as a marker-up at Messrs. Barlow’s, Manchester. Woodall, who leaves a widow and two children at 111, Kay-st., Bolton, was 30* years of age. He is supposed to have perished in the landing at Suvla Bay.

William was the son of William Henry Woodall b.1860, a maker up of cotton goods, and Elizabeth Ann Woodall, née Waddicar b.1859.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 117 Mill Hill Street with his parents and brother Charles b.1890. His paternal uncle Charles Woodall b.1855 was living with the family.

In 1901 the family (without Uncle Charles) were living at 45 Cemetery Road, Breightmet, Bolton. William jnr was employed as a piecer in a cotton mill.

William's mother Elizabeth died in 1907.

William married Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hardman b.1888 at All Souls Church, Bolton on 27 June 1908.

* William was 28 years old when he died.


Name Woodall, William Henry
Rank Private
Number 10975
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 28
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment