Main CPGW Record
Forename(s): Maurice Richard
Place of Birth: Ulverston, Lancashire
Service No: A/4026
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 'D' Coy 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment)
Division: 1st Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1916-03-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 37.
CWGC Cemetery: WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LOW BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Maurice Richard Bolton (born 18 August 1890) was the son of William and Hannah Naylor Bolton, née Thackeray. William was born at Warton near Carnforth and Hannah at Ulverston, Lancashire.
1891 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 78, Windermere Road - Maurice R. Bolton, aged 7 months, born Ulverston, Lancashire, son of William and Hannah N. Bolton.
A short biography of Maurice is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
BOLTON, Maurice R., aged 26, Canadian Infantry Brigade, son of Mr. Wm. Bolton, Town Head Cottages, Low Bentham, killed in action in France, March 1916.
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Private Maurice Richard BOLTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division
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