Lieutenant Stephen Philip Boulton

Stephen Philip Boulton was born at Clunes, Victoria in 1890 and worked as a bank official at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia before the outbreak of the First World War. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 12 January 1915 and was assigned to the 1st Divisional Ammunition Column and then to the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. Boulton departed Sydney aboard HMAT Runic on 19 February 1915. He was stationed briefly in Egypt before being deployed to Gallipoli on 1 October 1915.Boulton was promoted to bombardier on 15 May 1916, to corporal on 19 August 1916 and to lieutenant on 3 February 1918. On 28 January 1918 he was assigned to duty at Pigeon School followed by time at the Corps Gas School. Stephen Boulton was wounded by a gas shell in his dugout and died on 3 October 1918 and is buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Collection items

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Lieutenant
    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Lieutenant
    Fate
    Died of wounds
    Date of Fate
    03 October 1918
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Gunner
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Runic A54
    Date of Embarkation
    19 February 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1890-03-31
Date of embarkation 1915-02-19
Date of death 1918-10-03

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