Biography

Birth date: 31 March 1890
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Clunes
Death date: 03 October 1918
Death place: France
Final rank: Lieutenant
Service number: 3872 - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 21st Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 1st Australian Divisional Ammunition Column

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.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of Death: 03 October 1918
  • Unit: 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Gunner
  • Date of embarkation: 19 February 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Unit: 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade

Collection Items

Private Record

Boulton, Stephen Philip (Lieutenant, b.1890 - d.1918)

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant Stephen Philip Boulton, 2 Field Artillery Brigade, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1925. Collection includes letters written home to family in Sydney, NSW and correspondence relating to the relocation of his grave in France. Regular letters cover... Maker: Boulton, Stephen Philip

1DRL/0138 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Letters from Stephen Philip Boulton to his Family, 1915

Original and typed copies of letters relating to the First World War service of 3872 Gunner Stephen Philip Boulton, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. These letters were written by Stephen Boulton to his Family in Sydney, NSW, between February and 31 December 1915. In these letters, Boulton describes...

RCDIG0000206

Letters from Stephen Philip Boulton to his Family, 1916

Original and typed copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Corporal Stephen Philip Boulton, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The letters were written by Stephen Boulton to his Family in Sydney, NSW, between 13 January to 31 December 1916. In these letters, Boulton recounts the...

RCDIG0000207

Letters from Stephen Philip Boulton to his Family, 1917-1918

Original and typed copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Stephen Philip Boulton, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The letters were written by Stephen Boulton to his family in Sydney, NSW, between 9 January 1917 to 22 September 1918. The letters describe Boulton's...

RCDIG0000208

Condolence letters to the Boulton Family, 1918

Typewritten copies of condolence letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Stephen Philip Boulton, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The typewritten letters were written between 6 October to 3 December 1918 and sent to Stephen Boulton's family by various relatives, fellow soldiers...

RCDIG0000209

Postcards from Stephen Philip Boulton to his Family, 1915-1918

Postcards relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Stephen Philip Boulton, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The postcards were sent by Stephen Boulton to his family between 21 February 1915 to 18 April 1918. The postcards describe many of the places he travelled through during the war. ...

RCDIG0000210

Letters from the Imperial War Graves Commission to Mrs Boulton, 1925

Letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Stephen Philip Boulton, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. The letters were sent by the Imperial War Graves Commission to Mrs Boulton in March 1925 concerning the movement of his grave at Roisel Church, Belgium. Also included is a newspaper...

RCDIG0000211

Timeline

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