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Roll of Honour

This Roll of Honour is a tribute to all Bolitho's who gave their lives during conflicts around the world and during peacetime

World War 1

Private Colin William Bolitho

1896/7 - 28th July 1916

3019, 8th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Only son of William Charles Bolitho and Selina Bolitho
Mornington, Victoria, Australia

Private Frederick Bolitho

** ** **** - 7th November 1914

9021, 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment

Rifleman Fleetwood George Bolitho

** ** **** - 11th April 1916

Z/2909, 2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade

Son of Edward George Bolitho and Harriet Bolitho
Primrose Hall, West Silvertown, London, England

Petty Officer 1st Class Fleetwood John Bolitho

** ** **** - 3rd February 1915

167341, HMS Clan McNaughton, Royal Navy

Private Frank Lucas Bolitho

** ** **** - 26th May 1917

5042, 7th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Born at Bendigo. Son of Ellen Bolitho and the late William Bolitho
Merton Street, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Richard Bolitho

** ** **** - 25th October 1916

4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps - formerly served with the Devonshire Regiment

Son of Captain Edward Alverne Bolitho, Royal Navy and Catherine Bolitho

Trengwainton, Heamoor, Cornwall, England

Private Joseph Bolitho

** ** **** - 29th May 1917

1801, 39th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Son of William Bolitho and Emma Bolitho

Native of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Private John Moore Bolitho

** ** **** - 4th May 1917

16738, 1st/4th Bn, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Son of Elizabeth J. Moore (formerly Bolitho) and the late John Bolitho

Plain-an-gwarry, Redruth, Cornwall, England

Private Kendall James Bolitho

** ** 1892 - 21st October 1916

3715, 5th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Son of Thomas Bolitho and Lucy Kendall Bolitho, of Riddell, Victoria, Australia

Private Percival Bolitho

** ** **** - 17th October 1916

43152, 17th Bn, Manchester Regiment

Son of John H. Bolitho and Mary Bolitho
Tremellen Street, Accrington, Lancashire, England

Staff Sergeant Sydney Bolitho

** ** 1889 - 1st May 1919

1104/2167, 6th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Private Thomas Evelyn Bolitho

** ** 1886 - 24th April 1917

1529, 31st Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Son of Thomas Bolitho and Lucy Kendall Bolitho, of Riddell, Victoria, Australia

Second Lieutenant Victor Ayling Bolitho

** ** **** - 9th April 1917

Household Battalion

Son of Walter Henry Bolitho and Julia Ann Francis Bolitho

Lorne Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, England

Private William Bolitho

** ** 1897 - 20th September 1917

3252A, 6th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Son of Mrs Margaret Mary Bolitho and the late Walter Bolitho

Nestor, Allingham Street, Golden Square, Victoria, Australia

Lieutenant Colonel William Edward Thomas Bolitho DSO

** ** **** - 21st February 1919

Commanding, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry

Son of William Bolitho and Mary H. Bolitho, Polwithen, Penzance, Cornwall

Husband of Ethel Grace Bolitho (Macleod), Trevelloe, Paul, Penzance, Cornwall

Gunner William Harry Bolitho

** ** 1893 - 11th May 1917

65330, 242nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Only son of George Bolitho and Grace Ellen Bolitho

Newbridge, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Lieutenant William Torquill Macleod Bolitho

** ** **** - 24th May 1915

19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal ) Hussars

Served 2 years in Royal Navy as a midshipman

Son of Lt. Col. W.E.T. Bolitho, D.S.O. and Ethel Grace Bolitho

York House, Trevelloe, Penzance, Cornwall, England

World War 2

Captain Alfred Bolitho

** ** **** - 26th November 1941

26154, 3 Field Regiment, South African Artillery

Son of William E. Bolitho and Annie E. Bolitho

Malvern, Transvaal, South Africa

Corporal Edward Bolitho

10th January 1905 - 12th August 1947

WX35790, Australian Army Medical Corps

Husband of Alma Bolitho of Leederville, Australia

Sergeant Francis Ernest Bolitho

** ** **** - 23rd/24th October 1942

6202817, 1st/7th Bn, Middlesex Regiment

Son of Francis James Bolitho and Minnie Bolitho

Edmonton, Middlesex, England

Private Herbert Thomas Henry Bolitho

** ** **** - 14th March 1944

5442789, 5th Bn, Essex Regiment

Son of Herbert P. R. Bolitho and Jane Hart Bolitho

Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales

Private James Erwin Bolitho

** ** **** - 19th August 1942

B/66558, Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Son of Archibald Bolitho and Sadie Bolitho, of Toronto, Canada

Private Kenneth William Bolitho

** ** **** - 23rd August 1944

B/128509, Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Son of William Bolitho and Ida Bolitho, of Toronto, Canada

Captain Michael Lempriere Bolitho

** ** **** - 8th November 1942

70151, Coldstream Guards

Son of Richard John Bruce Bolitho and Roselle Bolitho

Petty Officer Wireman Peter David Bolitho

** ** **** - 20th March 1945

D/MX 62514, HMS Lapwing, Royal Navy

Son of Adolphus David Randolph Bolitho and Ethel May Bolitho

Clevedon, Somerset, England

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Richard Bolitho

** ** **** - 17th May 1943

1211045, 617 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve

Son of William Bolitho and Jane Bolitho

Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Engine Room Artificer Samuel Symonds Bolitho

** ** **** - 7th May 1944

V/25531, HMCS Valleyfield, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve

Son of John Henry Bolitho and Elizabeth Bolitho

Husband of Edith Henrietta Bolitho, of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada

Lance Corporal William James Bolitho

** ** **** - 14th July 1943

6206586, 1st/7th Bn, Middlesex Regiment

Son of James Bolitho and Minnie Bolitho, of Tottenham, Middlesex, England

Husband of Edith Alma Bolitho, of South Tottenham, Middlesex, England

Korean War

Private Harold Bolitho

1st May 1924 - 25th April 1951

3400203, 3rd Bn, R.A.R.

Son of Mr E. Bolitho, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia

Vietnam War

2nd Lieutenant Graeme Eric Bolitho

b. 6th October 1944

37772, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Sunshine, Victoria, Australia

Medal for Gallantry (MG)

Royal Humane Society
Bronze Medals

Petty Officer 2nd Class F. J. Bolitho

** ** **** - 7th February 1904

HMS Resolution, Royal Navy

Case number: 33113

In rough seas, on the 7th of February 1904, a cutter from HMS Resolution, capsized approximately 1200 yards off shore in Vigo Bay. The majority of the crew were able to scramble onto the up-turned keel of the boat. However, one seaman was spotted, drifting away. Bolitho went back into the water in an attempt to save the man. But, he along with two others was drowned.

Lt. Edward Alverne Bolitho

1841 - 1908

HMS Agincourt, Royal Navy

Case number: 18837

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