|Full name||Robert Henry Dundas Bolton|
13 January 1893|
Mysore, Karnataka, British Raj
30 October 1964 (aged 71)|
St Pancras, London, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 January 2010
Military and police career
Bolton was born in Mysore, India and was commissioned into the Indian Army Reserve of Officer 13 November 1914. He served in German East Africa from 27 November 1914 to 3 September 1916 with the 101st Grenadiers. He was promoted Lieutenant 13 November 1915. The regiment was transferred to Palestine and here he saw service from 4 September 1916 to 31 October 1918. He was transferred to the 2nd battalion 101st Grenadiers on its formation at Suez on 3 February 1917. On 4 June 1917 he was appointed to the Indian Army as a Lieutenant with senority from 13 August 1916. He was made acting Captain between 2/6/ - 12/8/1919 before being promoted Captain 13 August 1919. He saw service in Waziristan between 1919 and 1921.
On 18 November 1921, as a Captain, he transferred to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment of the British Army. He retired in 1933 and then joined the Metropolitan Police. From 1941 to 1960, he served as Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Constabulary.
Bolton was a right-handed batsman. He made his debut in County Cricket for Dorset in the 1910 Minor Counties Championship against Carmarthenshire. Bolton represented Dorset sixteen times. Bolton's final game for Dorset came in 1912 against Devon.
Eight years after last representing Hampshire in the County Championship, Bolton returned in 1922, where he made his return debut against Nottinghamshire. Cowie played four more matches for Hampshire, with his final first-class match coming against Somerset in 1922.