Francis Randall Bolton RAF

1899 Aug 2. Born in Revelstoke BC Canada. Son of Samuel Henry & Mary Bolton (Brother Richard Harry  -  2nd Lt (later Capt) 1st Cheshires 1914)

1901 Canada census at Revelstoke with his mother and brother.

I cannot find him in 1911 census in either Canada or UK. His RAF record says he was a student at Mount St Mary's College, in Derbyshire

He does not appear to have joined the Canadian Exp Force

1917 Apr 11. Enlists in RFC. His next of kin is a cousin in Bray, Wicklow

1918 Mar 24 Gets his pilots certificate

1918 Aug 7. The following cadet to be temp 2nd Lt F R Bolton. His service record is available

1918 Sep 14. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. resign their commns., having been found permanently unfit for further instruction as Pilots or Observers: — F. R. Bolton.

1921 May 25. Accepted in England. Joined ADRIC with service no 1995. Posted to R coy

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 29. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable

He appears to have started using "Hugh" at this time, and the presumption is that it is the same man

1925 Oct 2. Arrives in UK from Penang, Malaya. His occupation is "Police". F R H Bolton

1927 Oct/Dec Married in London F R H Bolton to Evelyn M Bell

1928 Living in Queen Anne Mews, London on Electoral roll Francis Randall Hugh Bolton

1930 Living in Queen Anne Mews, London on Electoral roll Francis Randall Hugh Bolton, and wife Evelyn May

1932 Living in Queen Anne Mews, London on Electoral roll Francis Randall Hugh Bolton, and wife Evelyn May

1936 Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, later Supreme Court of Judicature: Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Files. . Divorce Court File: 2722. Appellant: Evelyn May Bolton. Respondent: Francis Randall Hugh Bolton. Type: Wife's petition for divorce

1936 Mar 7. Enlisted in ranks in TA

1937 Apr/Jun Died This is a Francis Randall Hugh Bolton

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