17923 Private Edward Bottomley

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

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),

Robert(23/12/1881-03/08/1954),

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.    

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