216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery
Co-located with the Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band at Nelson St TAC, round the corner from Burnden Park Pie Shop, home of the finest pies in Greater Manchester.
The Bolton Artillery are one of the few units which carried on the Great War tradition of "Pals" units. Fifteen professional footballers from Bolton Wanderers joined the Bolton Artillery en masse in 1939 and served together at Dunkirk, El Alemein, Iraq and in Italy. The only fatal casualty was the team captain, Lieutenant Harry Goslin MC KIA in Italy as an FOO. This story, worthy of a boys comic has appeared in a book "The War Time Wanderers", available on Amazon here.
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