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May Bolton

Head Sister

Australian Army Nursing Service

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Royal Red Cross 2nd Class

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Miss H. White
  • Plaque: 956

Additional Info

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Biography

Ethel May Bolton was born in Gippsland, VIC and was a Trained Nurse when she enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Hospital on 2 April 1916 at the age of 30. Her unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915. Just three days later on April 13th she sailed from Australia and served at Salonika until she returned on the Mooltan in December, suffering an arthritic problem. She served at Base Camp in Melbourne until June 1917 when she embarked on the Mooltan and served once again at Salonika. She returned to Australia on the Ulimaroa in March 1919 and was awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd Class.
Tree No 956

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour