William Kinsey Bolton

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William Bolton
CBE, VD
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Senator for Victoria
In office
1 July 1917 – 30 June 1923
Personal details
Born (1861-11-02)2 November 1861
Died 8 September 1941(1941-09-08) (aged 79)
Nationality Australian
Political party Nationalist Party of Australia
Occupation Soldier

Lieutenant Colonel William Kinsey Bolton CBE VD (2 November 1861 – 8 September 1941) was the commanding officer of the Australian 8th Battalion AIF during World War I for the landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Bolton's Ridge on the right flank of Anzac Cove was named after him. He was the inaugural National President of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) 1916-19. He was a Nationalist Senator from Victoria from 1917 to 1923.

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Volume I – The Story of ANZAC from the outbreak of war to the end of the first phase of the Gallipoli Campaign, 4 May 1915 (11th edition, 1941) C E W Bean

Volume I – The Story of ANZAC from the outbreak of war to the end of the first phase of the Gallipoli Campaign, 4 May 1915 (11th edition, 1941) C E W Bean