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Harold Boulton was born in 1894 in Basford and was the son of James Sears Boulton a coal miner and Catherine Boulton née Slater of 77 Wallis Street, Old Basford, Nottingham. His father James Sears was born in 1867 in Carrington and his mother Catherine Slater was born in 1865 in Kirk Langley, Derbyshire, they were married in 1887 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 11 children, sadly 4 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were all born in Basford, William b1888, Gilbert b1889, John Charles b1892, Harold b1894, Thomas b1897, Ada b1904 and James b1910. In the 1911 census the family were living at 77 Wallis Street, Old Basford and were shown as James Sears Boulton 44 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Catherine 46 yrs and their children, John Charles 19 yrs a brewery labourer, Harold 17 yrs a coal miner, Thomas 14 yrs a trimmer in a bleach works, Ada 7yrs a scholar and James 1 year.
1911 census - Coal Miner Hewer 1914 - Regular Soldier (India)
13 Aug 1914
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Old Basford
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harold Boulton enlisted on 10th August 1912 at Nottingham. Whilst he was serving with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in India when he died at Bombay, the battalion was based in Bombay. They left India on 2nd September 1914. His name is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial John Morse
His brother Private Gilbert Boulton enlisted at Nottingham and appears on the 1911 census in barracks at London with the 3rd battalion Grenadier Guards. He landed in France on 8th November 1914 and was serving with the 1st battalion Grenadier Guards when he died of wounds on 14th March 1915. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Grave Reference: I D 30A Another brother Thomas also served in the Army, he enlisted on 30th August 1916 aged 19 yrs and 218 days, he was posted to the reserves and mobilised for war on 6th October 1916. He served with the Durham Light Infantry and later the Labour Corps and when he was demobbed on 19th November 1919 he was a sapper with the Royal Engineers.
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