BOLTON William Alfred

Name: BOLTON William Alfred

Nationality: British

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Service: Royal Army Service Corps

Date of Death: 14/08/1940

Age 23

Service No: T/169463

Cemetery: St Josephs Roman Catholic Church. Hurst Green.

CWGC Certificate:  William Alfred Bolton

Grave / Memorial Ref: New portion Row 2 Grave 2.

Address or Parish: Hurst Green and Billington

Additional Info: Son of James and Mary Ann (Nee Seed) Married 1897, Clitheroe. The folowing information is taken from the Clitheroe Advertiser dated Friday August 23rd 1940. The tragic death in a military hospital last week of driver William Alfred Bolton of 6, Nab View, Billington, cast a gloom over the locality. Attached to the Royal Army Service Corps, he died at Tidsworth Hospital from wounds caused by enemy action. A letter of sympathy has been received from the commanding officer, but Mr and Mrs Bolton are still unaware of the exact circumstances in which Driver Bolton met his death. The remains were brought home on Friday and the interment took place at St Joseph's Cemetery, Hurst Green on Saturday afternoon. The Rev Father Corbett, who was accompanied by two alter boys from the church of the English Martyrs, Whalley, officiating. There were many signs of regret and sympathy. A number of soldiers stationed in the area attended to give the funeral a military character. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Last Post was sounded. Among the many floral tributes were wreaths from the workpeople of the Judge Walmsley and Abbey Mills, neighbours and friends and from comrades of the R.A.S.C.