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Horace Bolitho

Lance Corporal

8th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss B. Arthur
  • Plaque: 101

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Biography

Horace Bolitho, born in Clunes and a Collector by trade, enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion on 18 August 1914 at the age of 21. He was transferred to England on 6th May 1915, suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen and shoulder and later admitted for dysentery. He was later transferred on 16 October 1915, suffering with measles. On 25 August 1918 Lance Corporal Bolitho was wounded again by a mild gunshot wound to the left forearm.

He embarked for Australia about the "Port Hacking" on 3 December 1918, reaching Melbourne on 27 January 1919.
Tree No. 101

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour