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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 29/08/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/05/1918 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 27
Thomas Bolton was born in Lismoyle, near Swatragh, County Londonderry. Private Tom Bolton was serving with C Company, 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was captured by the Germans on 20th Match 1918 at St Quentin. Subsequent German P.O.W. reports note that he sustained a knee fracture due to a shot through the knee. Private Bolton died on 8th May 1918 as a result of due to general weakness in the auxiliary hospital barracks in Block I to Zerbst. Zerbst is a town in Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. He was reported as being 23 years old. Private Thomas Bolton is now buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Berlin South-Western Cemetery
  Stahnsdorf, Berlin, 24
Grave Ref: Grave X-A-5
CWGC Casualty 895186
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and lies in the north east of the country. The village of Stahnsdorf lies approx 22kms south west of Berlin and approx 14kms to the east of Potsdam.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 89
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Bolton family 1901 census lists Tommie as age 10 living with the family at house 22 in Lismoyle, Grove, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Bolton family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 11 in Lismoyle, The Grove, Londonderry
3 Photo of Private Thomas Bolton's grave
4 ICRC P.O.W. records Private Thomas Bolton POW.
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