Captain Maurice Baldwin Bolton.

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1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the M.C. in the London Gazette of 17 December 1917.

The citation for his Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 23 April 1918 and reads: - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the brigade ammunition dump was set on fire by enemy shells, he at once collected a party which, by their exertions, prevented the flames from spreading. Under his direction the party carried out boxes of burning Very lights and smoke bombs, and thus prevented the other ammunition in the dump from exploding. He was employed in this work for forty minutes, mainly under heavy shell fire, and throughout the whole operation he displayed the greatest resource".

Killed in action 21 March 1918.