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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

Elijah Worsley

Elijah WorsleyElijah was the son of Thomas Worsley b.1861, a machine maker's moulder and Susannah Worsley née Smith b.1861.

Although born in Bolton, Elijah first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 43 Maxwellton, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland with his parents and sister Ada b.1887.

By 1901 the family had moved back to England and Elijah was living at 7 Waters Meetings, Bolton with his parents and siblings Ada, John b.1892, Albert b.1897, Jessie b.1899 and Tom b.1900.

Elijah was working as a machine maker's moulder's apprentice - presumably with his father.

Elijah married Lily Lomax b.1884 in Bolton in 1903.

In 1911 they were living at 17 East View, West Gorton, Manchester with daughters Florence Emily b.1907 and May b.1909. Another daughter, Jane b.1904 was living with her maternal grandparents.

Elijah was working as an iron moulder.

He died in hospital in Lancashire from wounds received at Gallipoli.

His brother, Albert died of dysentery in Mesopotamia on 21 June 1916 while serving in the 6th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Name Worsley, Elijah
Rank Private
Number 3621
Unit 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
1884
Enlisted Manchester, Lancashire
Died 4 September 1915
Age 30
Grave or Memorial Manchester Southern Cemetery,
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire

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