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George Albert BOLTON

Regimental number773
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address10 Ancrum Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32.2
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Bolton, 10 Ancrum Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date26 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Disembarked Marseilles, 5 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 28 May 1917 (gassed shell), and admitted to 4th London Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 29 May 1917; to England, 30 May 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 22 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning and chronic bronchitis), Sydney, 26 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Ancruin Street, North Sydney, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOLTON George Albert

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