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Richard Bolton

Richard Michael Bolton

Hardy 1930–1932

Second Lieutenant and Observer, South African Air Force

Died – 29 June 1942 – age 25

Nairobi Forest Cemetery, Kenya Block 16, Grave 34

Richard Bolton was killed while bombing Axis troop concentrations in Libya. He left Bryanston to go straight out on a citrus farm in South Africa. He loved the School and two or three times a year letters would arrive with his news. He named his own farm Bryanston at Fort Beaufort, Cape Province. At the start of the war he at once volunteered for the S.A.A.F.

Richard’s mother wrote ‘My son Richard Michael Bolton late of Hardy House, and Bryanston, Fort Beaufort, Cape Province was killed with the South African Bomber Command June 29. Please notify Mr Greenleaves and tell him Richard loved his school so much’.

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