Bolder, John William

BORN HULL 1888. ENLISTED HULL. SON OF JOSEPH & ANNIE BOLDER ABOVE. NB: ERNEST & JOSEPH – 4 SALFORD AVE, MANCHESTER ST;
Hull Pals Memorial Post. PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAM BOLDER 11/1136. Born in July 1888, John was the second of eight children and eldest son of Joseph and Annie Bolder of 86 Subway Street, Hessle Road, Hull. One of the Originals, John was a Fish Porter on the docks before the war but enlisted at City Hall in the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘The Tradesmen’, 2nd Hull Pals. A member of ‘A’ Company John was a veteran of Egypt, the Somme and Oppy Wood but his luck ran out on 28th March 1918 during the German Spring Offensive. At least he received a proper burial, something of a rarity for those desperate days when the British Army had been forced into retreat and the dead were left in its wake. John William Bolder is buried at Benvillers Military Cemetery; he was 29 years old. His grave inscription, reads, “HE BRAVELY FOUGHT AND DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE. ONE OF THE BEST. MOTHER, SISTERS & BROTHERS”


First name:
JOHN WILLIAM
Military Number:
1136
Rank:
Private
Date Died
28/03/1918
Place died:
Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
29
86 , SUBWAY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK