Bolton, George

Date of birth:
December 16th, 1909 (Blackburn/Lancashire, United Kingdom)
Service number:
3854511
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Rank:
Lance-Corporal
Unit:
1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1937
Action:
Citation (general):
"In recognition of distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations in Palestine during the period, AprilOctober, 1936."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
The Loyal Regiment
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1940
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Action:
Citation:
"On 1st June 1940 at Bercous, France, during heavy shelling this NCO displayed complete disregard for his own safety and rendered aid to the wounded. Later in the day during a counter attack on the enemy he showed dash and determination. After rallying a few men he worked his way forward under severe enemy machine gun fire
and inflected loss on the enemy. Later during the withdrawal of his Company he covered his platoon with fire and did not withdraw himself until all his men were safe.
His conduct was of the high order throughout."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "PALESTINE" clasp.
General Service Medal 1918-1962

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