Lost, but no longer forgotten..

This Sunday 12th November is Remembrance Sunday back home in the UK.  On this day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  In my years of researching my own family tree, I have come across several young men who died in World War 1.  I have been wanting to do a blog post for a while to honor them – they are lost, but no longer forgotten.

Alfred John Bolton (1881-1915)
My 3rd Great Uncle

Alfred John Bolton was born 27th May 1881 in Islington, London to James and Louisa Bolton.

Alfred John baptism

Alfred was a Private in the Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 2nd Battalion and he was killed in action on 25 September 1915 in France and Flanders.   Alfred is commemorated at the Loos Memorial in Loos-en-Gohelle, France.

Alfred John burialPhoto source –  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14354412

Alfred was posthumously awarded three medals –  the 1915 Star Medal, British Medal and Victory Medal.

Alfred John Medal

Frederick Bolton (1888-1917)
My 3rd Great Uncle

Frederick Bolton was Alfred’s brother and born 1 March 1888 in Hackney

Frederick bolton baptism

Frederick first enlisted in the British Army in 1904 when he joined the York and Lancaster Regiment aged 18.


Frederick was a Rifleman in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Battalion and he died of his wounds on 29 April 1917 in France and Flanders.  He is commemorated at the Arras Memorial in Arras, France.

Arras Frederick memorialPhoto source – https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124934183

Ernest Horace Markwick (1896-1917)
My 1st Cousin 4x Removed

Ernest Horace Markwick was born 26 February 1896 in Islington, London to Frederick and Caroline Markwick.

Ernest Markwick baptism

Frederick was a Private in the London Regiment, 4th (City of London) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and he was killed in action on 26 October 1917 in France and Flanders

Photo source -https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11951583

Ernest is commemorated at the Tyne Cot Memorial in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

George William Wayman (1891-1916)
My 1st Cousin 4x Removed

George William Wayman was born in January 1891 in Lambeth, London to George and Jane Wayman.

George was a Driver in the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and he was  killed in action on 16 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.

Photo source – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56561416/george-william-wayman

George is buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, France.




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