Date of Death:
Marital status :
Physical description :
Skin color :
Bolton Joseph Crook
14th Bn. Canadian Infantry -
Royal Montreal Regiment
3 june 1884 , Clitheroe , Lancashire
23 april 1915
Son of the late William and Margaret Bolton, of Clitheroe
Husband of Emma Bolton, of 44, Eshton Terrace, Clitheroe, Lancs, England
Married on 20 may 1907
- Children : - Frank
born 12 may 1910
- Marjorie Esther
born 4 november 1908
Educated at the Royal Grammar School , Clitheroe
Went to Canada on october 1912 and was a painter
5'9" = 1.75 m
170 lbs = 77.1 kg
Small wart on breast bone
Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row F , Stone 15
21 september 1914
4 october 1914
31 october 1914
10 february 1915
23 april 1915
Enlisted at Valcartier Camp
Posted to the 1st Grenadier Guards , 14th ; CEF
Embarked at Quebec per SS'Andania'
Passed medical examination on board
Proceeded to the Front
Received a severe body wound from an enemy shell in the action near St.Julien about 5pm.
He was carried to the nearest dressing station and thence evacuated to N°3 Canadian Field Ambulance , Vlamertinge where he died the same night.
An extract from the 14th Bn. CEF War diary :
Location : St. Julien
At 4 am , friday , N°3 and 4 Companies were ordered to move up to reinforce the 16th Battalion CEF, in front of the wood. These companiestook with them 3 machine guns belonging to the 3rd Battalion which were at the disposal of the 16th Battalion which were then consolidating their position.
When this consolidation ws completed , these two companies of the 14th Battalion, which were in charge of Lieutenant Colonel Burland, were ordered to move at dusk on 23 april 1915 up to St. Julien where they joined
N°2 as reinforcements for the 13th Battalion.
N°1 Coy. remaining at GHQ lines. These lines were improved ,especially on the left where N°1 coy. of the 14th Battalion were entrenched by strengthening parapets and digging communication trenches.
About midnight on 23 april 1915 , the 13th Bn. having refused the left flank of their original alignement on the Poelcapelle Road, the three companies of the 14th Battalion joined them in the new alignment and dug themselves in with the 13th Battalion.
It was during these actions that he was wounded .