Bolton Borough Coat of Arms from original Oxford Grove Council School Oxford Grove Council School, Bolton, Roll of Honour 1914-1919


Position on Roll


Service Number


Place of birth

Date of birth


Place of death

Date of death

Age at death

Where buried

James WhitworthWhitworth, James




B Coy 1st Bn Border Regiment

Bolton, Lancashire

3 August 1893

January 1915

Gallipoli, Turkey

2 August 1915


Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey


Killed by Sniper in Gallipoli.

News has been received by his parents that Pte. James Whitworth, Border Regiment, whose home is at 3 Osborne-grove, Bolton, has been killed in action in Gallipoli. The information comes from a friend of deceased’s, Private Herbert Leyland,* who says he was killed by a Turkish sniper at 5 a.m. on August 2nd. Deceased would have been 22 years of age on August 3rd. He enlisted in the first week of this year, and went to the Dardanelles during the Bolton holiday week. He was employed by the Haslam Spinning Company, and attended Park-st Wesleyan Chapel and schools. His brother Alfred is also in the Border Regiment but is still in England.

(*Herbert Leyland - also of Bolton - survived Gallipoli but died in France on 1st July 1917)

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