George Boulton

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Gunner 145 and 291687

Parents: Henry and Margaret Boulton

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Brokenborough, Malmesbury. Lived: 1 Victoria Road, Kingswood, Bristol.

Pre-war occupation: Police Constable

Date of birth: 1885

Place of birth: Long Newnton, Wiltshire

Date of death: 21/02/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Malmesbury Cemetery, Wiltshire. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 32

Further information:

George was born at Long Newnton, Wiltshire, the son of a farm labourer and a middle child of five with four brothers and a sister. In 1911 George was working as a policeman and was stationed in Kingswood. In 1913 he married Rosina Elizabeth Witchell from Frampton Cotterell, who before her marriage, was working as a servant at a private house also in Kingswood. George and Rosina's daughter, Hilda, was born in 1913 and their son, also George, was born the following year. The younger George was two years old when his father died.

George enlisted in the 129th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery in 1914 and was mobilised to France in March 1916. In February 1917, he died in Frensham Hill Military Hospital Surrey, which was a former private home that had been requisitioned for war use. He fractured his leg whilst on active service and died from a secondary pneumonia, whilst in hospital.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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