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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (B)
Bolton Family
Information provided by David Bolton

Gunner Edward Bolton with wife and son
Gunner Edward Bolton with wife and son.

Crimean War Medals - 1856

Death of a Crimean VeteranDeath of a Crimean Veteran
Gunner Bolton, Bonnybridge

In the Cumbernauld Cemetery there was laid to rest this week the remains of Gunner Edward Bolton, an old Crimean veteran. Deceased joined the Royal Horse Artillery on 28th September, 1852, and soon after was ordered to the seat of war. Belonging to the famous I Battery of the R. H. A., he took a prominent part in the siege of Sebastopol and other minor engagements. He served the full period of 21 years and nine days, and the later years of his service were given to the Coast Brigade, from which he was discharged at Dumbarton in the year 1873. - Deceased possessed the Crimean medal and clasp, and also the Turkish medal. Just prior to his discharge he received the good conduct and long service medal with gratuity. For the long period of. thirty years he acted as timekeeper at the Bonnybridge Iron Foundry of Mr George Ure, now Smith & Wellstoods. Deceased was 73 years of age, and is survived by a widow and grown-up family. He has had two sons in the Army, and one at present serves in the Royal Garrison Artillery at Dover Castle.

The funeral was one of the largest witnessed in the district, the workmen from the foundry and the local Volunteers (under Lieut. Primrose and Sergt-Instructor Baldwin) forming a section of the cortege. Over the grave three volleys were fired, and the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr Marr, Cumbernauld.

Family Tree Information

Edward Bolton - Shoemaker (Gunner R.H.A.)
Elisabeth Bolton )Nee Drummond)
Offspring: Tomasina, James, David (main picture), Tom, Edwards and George

David is the grandfather of David Bolton, the only surviving male Bolton living in Scotland from Gunner Edward.

The Bolton Family in Grangemouth c1997
The Bolton Family in Grangemouth c1997
Left to Right: Andy, son in law, Kirsty, David, Janice and Sheila

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