Samuel Bolton

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Commander R.N.R. (retired) Samuel Bolton, D.S.C., R.D. (25 October, 1872 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Born in Eccles, Lancashire.

Bolton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 11 December, 1907.

Bolton was appointed to the armed merchant cruiser Cedric in December, 1914 and was awarded a D.S.C. for his work as a Prize Officer and Boarding Officer, "often under most trying and dangerous conditions."

Bolton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 11 December, 1915.


Bolton was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. (retired) with a seniority date of 31 March, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Captain of H.M.S. Andromache
May, 1916[1] – 13 Jun, 1916
Succeeded by
Charles T. Borrett
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Gaillardia
31 Jul, 1917[2] – 13 Feb, 1918[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
John S. Schäfer
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Tamarisk
9 Feb, 1918[3] – 24 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391i.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393x.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 914.