Harry Tatlow

1892 – 5th June 1915. Manchester Regiment (6th Battalion). Service No. 2477.

Harry Tatlow was a former Manchester FC player and a private in the 6th Manchesters. He was killed in Gallipoli on the 5th June 1915. He was born in Horwich in 1892, and was educated in the finest schools across the Bolton area. After school, he worked for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and was also a Scoutmaster.

As discovered by the heritage project “Tracing Your Roots to Gallipoli,” Tatlow “entered the 6th Manchesters with several of his football team, early in September, 1914.” This was likely immediately following the players’ meeting at Prince’s Hotel, at the end of August, where they had discussed enlistment.

The 6th Manchesters were heavily involved in the Gallipoli campaign, and suffered significant losses. On the 5th June 1915, Tatlow was killed. His body was not found; he was originally declared as missing, his death was confirmed the following year.

There is a memorial to Tatlow and his brother in Blackrod Cemetery, Bolton.

Tatlow is remembered at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, Panels 159-171.

SOURCES
Tracing Your Roots to Gallipoli
World Rugby Museum

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