Title: In Search of Sloan Bolton DCM
Author: Lewis, Robert and Gurry, Tim
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2005
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket - 36 pages
Comments: The fascinating biography of Trooper Sloan ‘Scotty’ Bolton, DCM of the 4th Light Horse Regiment. Sloan was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions during the famous charge at Beersheba on 31st October, 1917. He was portrayed by the actor John Blake in the movie "The Light Horsemen".
His citation reads:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assisted an officer in the capture of an ememy field gun with its detachment of one officer and seven other ranks. He charged the gun horseback, killed two gunners, and helped to unhook the team, which was just on the point of retiring. His prompt action, bold initiative, and courageous efforts were most successful, and his conduct is worthy of the highest praise."
This publication is aimed towards a secondary school audience however gives a good insight into a participant in the Beersheba Charge during World War I.
Regimental number 858
Place of birth Kilrea, Co Londonderry, Ireland
Occupation Engine driver
Address 20 Fenwick Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 21
Height 5' 4.5"
Weight 173 lbs
Next of kin B.W. Bolton, Monaysallan, Kilrea, County Derry, Ireland
Enlistment date 10 September 1914
Place of enlistment Geelong, Victoria
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 4th Light Horse Regiment
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