17923 Private Edward Bottomley
1st July 1916
Born in Royton Lancashire in 1886. His parents were
Issac Bottomley(1857-1923) and Mary Taylor(1860-1922).
They were married on 23/10/1878.
Edward had 4 brothers; Cornelius(19/08/1879-1880),
John Charles(born in 1890) and Thomas(born in 1896).
He also had 3 sisters; Mary Ann(born on 01/06/1884),
Ethel(born in 1889) and Nellie(26/06/1893-1960).
In the 1891 census, the family were recorded as living at
16 Longfield Street,Aspull,Lancashire. Issac was employed as a collier.
In the 1901 census,the family were now recorded as living at 29 Brancker Street WestHoughton Lancashire. Issac and Edward were both working as colliers.
On 03/07/1909 Edward married
Elizabeth Alice Whittaker(1884-16/10/1951). They had a daughter,Violet(04/12/1909-1992).
In the 1911 census,Edward and his new family were recorded as living at 63 Venice Street, Daubhill,Lancashire.
Edward was employed as a coal miner drawer.
He enlisted in Westhoughton Lancashire and his date of disembarkation into France was on 21/12/1915.
He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.