I found the June 1936 obituary of a Mr. F. Bolt, of Easington, North Tawton, Devon, which mentioned that he "lost a son, Fred, who was wounded in the South African War, and died at Netley Hospital." Luckily, someone has photographed Fred's headstone, in North Tawton Cemetery, and the inscription on it reads: -
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PTE. F. BOLT, DEVON REGT.
WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS
JULY 25TH 1905,
AGED 25 YEARS.
DUTY NOBLY DONE.
First name(s) Frederick
Last name Bolt
Service number 5000
Regiment 1 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
Other regiments/units served with 2 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment,Private,5000
Rolls WO100/322 page 120
Event detail Wounded Severely on 15/08/1901
Event unit 1 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
Event source WO100
Event notes Gunshot spine almost complete paralysis, right arm, partial left arm and lower limbs
Country Great Britain
Literary references The National Archives WO97. Regular army service papers.
Discharged to Queen Victoria Hospital, Netley 1903. KSA Clasps: SA01,SA02
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
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