Reginald John Bolton

Name

Reginald John Bolton

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/08/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
241447
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
12th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 39 and 41.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Not on the Great Wymondley memorials

Pre War

Reginald was born in 1896 in Dublin, Ireland - his father was serving in the British Army and the family were stationed in Ireland. He was the son of John B. Bolton and Annie I. Bolton (nee Parkin). The 1901 census records Reginald, aged 5, living with his parents, 2 brothers and 4 sisters at 46 Aldred Road, Sheffield, Nether Hallam, Yorks. His father was then retired from the Army and working for a Solicitor as a receiving clerk. In 1911 census records Reginald living with his parents, and 4 sisters, at 21 Nelson Street, Rotherham, Yorks. His occupation is given as an Apprentice Pattern Maker, in the Iron and Steel Works. Reginald enlisted in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Wartime Service

He was posted to the 1st/6th Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment, with the service number 4315, (His father’s old Regiment). He was later transferred to the 12th Battalion, Notts and Derby Regiment with the service number 241447. Reginald was Killed in Action on the 14th August 1917; He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial to the Missing.

Additional Information

His personal inscription on the headstone reads: “Son of John Bolton, of The “School” House, Great Wymondley, Stevenage, Herts, and the late Annie Isabella Bolton”.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne