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Pte. Frederick Bolt, Devon Regt. - died at Netley Hospital from wounds 25.5.1905 3 months 4 days ago #74735

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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.
R.I.P.

www.findagrave.com/memorial/205490237/frederick-bolt#add-to-vc

Was he wounded in the war, and then spent three years at Netley Hospital before dying? Or did he receive his wounds post-war?

I can't find a mention of Fred's funeral at North Tawton, or his death, which seems a bit surprising for a war-related casualty.

Two more of Mr. Bolt senior's sons died in the Great War.

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Pte. Frederick Bolt, Devon Regt. - died at Netley Hospital from wounds 25.5.1905 3 months 4 days ago #74747

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I can't find an entry in Palmer for any "F.Bolt" of any Regiment.
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Pte. Frederick Bolt, Devon Regt. - died at Netley Hospital from wounds 25.5.1905 3 months 4 days ago #74748

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From Find My Past......

First name(s) Frederick
Last name Bolt
Service number 5000
Rank Private
Regiment 1 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
Other regiments/units served with 2 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment,Private,5000
Rolls WO100/322 page 120
Year 1899-1902
Biography -
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.
Notes
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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Pte. Frederick Bolt, Devon Regt. - died at Netley Hospital from wounds 25.5.1905 3 months 4 days ago #74749

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Oh, the poor man, and his family must have gone through hell.

So he was severely wounded on 15.8.1901 - Stayed in hospital in South Africa until 1903, sent to Netley - Died 25.7.1905.

Devon Heritage isn't aware of him. www.devonheritage.org/Nonplace/DevonReg/...RollofHonourAtoC.htm

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Pte. Frederick Bolt, Devon Regt. - died at Netley Hospital from wounds 25.5.1905 3 months 3 days ago #74761

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Fredrick's medal roll's
QSA + clasps Belfast & Natal
KSA + date clasps

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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Pte. Frederick Bolt, Devon Regt. - died at Netley Hospital from wounds 25.5.1905 1 month 3 days ago #75817

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Hello, I have this news clipping on my website which might be of interest:
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