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  • Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Photo Murray Biddle
Person Details
Gilbert Boulton was born in 1888 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. By the 1911 census Gilbert had already left the family home having joined the Army, we find him on the census at St Georges barracks, Hanover Square London, he is shown as being 21 yrs and is with the 3rd battalion Grenadier Guards.
He was a career soldier
14 Mar 1915
507763 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
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
His brother Private Harold Boulton, served with the 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he died in Bombay on 13th August 1914. He is commemorated on Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial. 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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  • Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Photo Murray Biddle
    Gilbert Boulton - Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Photo Murray Biddle