Ramsden, Arnold –

Youngest son of Nathan and Alice E. Ramsden, of Eastfield, Ainsworth Lane, Tonge, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of the Bolton Church Institute. Formerly Worcestershire Regiment. Believed to be the first Bolton soldier to fall victim of German asphyxiating gas.

Personal details

  • Surname: Ramsden
  • Forename: Arnold
  • Date of birth: June 12th, 1887
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 27
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 2nd, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 12751
  • Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: January 5th, 1915 - 1915-01-05
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 08/01/1915 07/05/1915 14/05/1915 06/08/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f 5h 6g* S1j*
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 15/05/1915

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