BOULTON, David

Rank: 
Bombardier (later Lieutenant)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery and Durham Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
269318
Born: 
Monday, August 23, 1920
Died : 
Monday, June 19, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
David Boulton 11 Commando
Lieutenant David Boulton was killed in action serving with the Durham Light Infantry during the Battle of Lingevres.   
 
David Boulton joined the Territorial Army in Suffolk in September 1938.  He volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No 11 Commando in August 1940.  He trained on the Isle of Arran and then embarked with the rest of 11 Commando for the Middle East. He was later wounded during the battle at Litani River, Syria.
 
He was subsequently posted to OCTU in Egypt and was commissioned 2/Lieutenant with the Durham Light Infantry on the 10th  January 1943.  He joined the 9th Bn. in February and served with them in Egypt, and also during the invasion of Sicily, and the battle at Primasole Bridge where he was seriously wounded. He rejoined the Battalion in January 1944 and then took part in the Normandy landings on D Day 6th June 1944. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36018, page 2212.
His brother Richard Boulton.
 

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