Liptrot, William –

Son of Private James Liptrot and Mrs. Emily Liptrot, of 32, Angle Street, Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire. Previously enlisted 07/11/1914 at Farnworth as Private 17601, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and discharged 15/11/1914 as not likely to become an efficient soldier, and again 06/02/1915 at Rhyl as Private 20365, 15th Bn., Welsh Regiment, and discharged 03/06/1915 as not likely to become an efficient soldier. Re-enlisted as Private 5208, 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Claimed to be 19 years old when enlisting. Surname also alternatively recorded as LIPTROTT.

Personal details

  • Surname: Liptrot
  • Forename: William
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 16
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 8th, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 4076
  • Regiment: King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
  • Enlistment date: June 4th, 1915 - 1915-06-04
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 11/06/1915 01/09/1916 29/12/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7g 6c* S16*

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