|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Orpington Street, Bexley, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs J Bolt, Orpington Street, Bexley, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No 6), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frederick and Mary BOLT: Wife: Jennie Margaret BOLT, 144 Wilson Street, Newtown, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 55th Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 31 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916; subsequently reported died whilst a prisoner of war in Germany, 20 July 1916. German Army Headquarters reported, 2 August 1916, 'Bolt. H.T. am 19.7 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen' [fell in the Fromelles area on 19 July].
Statement, Red Cross File No 440705, 3098 Pte F. JOHNSTON, 55th Bn (patient, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 3 April 1917: 'On the morning of 20.7.16, at about 5 a.m., at Fleurbaix, in the communication trench near the first line of German trenches as we were retiring fom the 3rd lineof German trenches. He and I were very close to one another,when we were attacked by the Germans. He got more than six of them with his bayonet and the butt of his rifle, when he got a bullet through the head. He fell instantly, being killed outright.' (Note on file from Sydney Bureau: 'A careful witness'.)
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Wife's subsequent addresses: 31 Wells Street, Newtown; 144 Wilson Street, Newtown, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOLT Herbert Thomas
Red Cross File No 440705