John Ritso Nelson Bolton
104th Battery 22nd Brigade
Royal Field Artillery
John Ritso Nelson Bolton and Stuart Bladen Bolton were the sons of Colonel A. H. and Mrs Mary A. Bolton, of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. They are commemorated on the grave of ?. The Berkshire Family History Society classification is 69B14.
John Ritso Nelson Bolton is buried in the Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, location Plot 1, grave number 39. He died on the 25th September 1915, aged 22 years. The village of Fouquieres is 1 kilometre southwest of Bethune and west of the British front line. On the 25th September 1915 the Battle of Loos commenced. Bombardment started on the 21st September. The main Loos battleground was south of Bethune. It is possible that John Bolton was either injured or killed in counter battery operations prior to the start of the battle. Further research is needed.
Stuart Bladen Bolton
Midshipman R.N. H.M.S. “Indefatigable”, Royal Navy
Stuart Bladen Bolton lost his life during the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916. He was aged 18. Details of the Battle can be seen in the story of Charlie Wake Division 30.
Stuart Bladen Bolten is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel number 10.