Joseph Claude BOLTON


BOLTON, Joseph Claude

Service Number: 4067
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Concord, Canada Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Cleaner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 4 May 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Vaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery
Vaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery, Vaulx, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4067, 18th Infantry Battalion
8 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4067, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney

Great Sydney Central Station Honour Board

Joseph Claude BOLTON (Service Number 4067) was born on 14 January 1898 at Eskdale, Victoria. According to his railway records he first worked as a call boy at Eveleigh Depot in February 1913, when he would have been 15-years-old and this is not unreasonable. He enlisted in the AIF on 19 November 1915 when he would have been less than 18-years-old, though he gave his age as 21 years and 10 months. Through his whole railway career until enlistment he remained a call boy.
He embarked from Sydney on 8 March 1916 on HMAT ‘Star of England’ and he joined the 18th Battalion in France in September. He was hospitalised with illness in December 1916 and February 1917 with mumps and on 3 May 1917 he was wounded in action, dying the next day. He is buried at Vaulx Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, ¼ mile SW of Vaulx, Braucourt, three miles N.E. of Bapaume.
(NAA B2455-3097192)

Showing 1 of 1 story