Lance Corporal Reginald Henry Bolton

Lance Corporal RH Bolton was one of three brothers at Wesley in 1898 who afterwards took up farming at Nungarin, Western Australia. All three enlisted and saw active service abroad. Corporal Thomas HL Bolton was twice wounded, and Lieutenant F Basil Bolton was severely wounded. Lance Corporal Bolton was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans in July of 1918 and died of pleurisy three weeks later. Prior to leaving for the front in 1916, he acted as general manager in Australia for Nielson & Maxwell Limited, iron, steel and metal merchants, of London and Glasgow.

First year at Wesley 1898
Personal information Also attended Melbourne Grammar School between 1900 and 1904
Date enlisted 23/08/1916
Unit enlisted 29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements - Service Number 4675
Service details Initially reported Killed In Action on 15/7/1918, but died whilst a Prisoner of War of pleurisy.
Date of death 03/08/1918 - 30 years of age
Unit details 39th Battalion
Cemetery/Memorial place Valenciennes Communal Extension - Plot 5, Row E Grave 6
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